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International Broadcast Media presents Plant a Good Seed with Tish Oakley – January 16, 2021

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International Broadcast Media presents World Education Conference 2021 Day 1

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Why Do People Watch ‘The Office’ So Much That it Racked Up Almost 60 Billion Streaming Minutes Last Year

According to Nielsen, the most-watched TV show of 2020 was probably The Office, a show that ended in 2013 and stopped being good in 2011. Still, as The Hollywood Reporter notes, the show was viewed for almost a billion hours on Netflix in 2020, much more than the second-most-streamed show, Grey’s Anatomy.

I really don’t understand why The Office is the most-streamed show of the year.

Yeah, it’s a good show but I wouldn’t call it great. I have watched it once or twice since it’s been on streaming, but I can name half a dozen long-running recent sitcoms that are better: Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family and Corner Gas. And now that I make that list, it occurs to me that none of those shows are on Netflix, and that gives New Girl a really good chance of being the most-streamed TV show of 2021.

Anyone who does follow The Office to NBC’s new streaming service Peacock will quickly realize they can just watch 30 Rock instead, and I don’t think the number will be that high anyway.

It does seem somewhat amazing that people will subscribe to Netflix for what is becoming an increasingly high monthly fee and just watch the same show over and over again. And not even a Netflix original, just a show they picked up from a network. And as Netflix has let their rights to better shows like How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock and Scrubs expire, people haven’t left in droves for Hulu, which picked up all of those shows along with Seinfeld.

You can also just buy The Office on Blu Ray for less than a year of Netflix and watch it whenever and without an internet connection. You can also buy 30 Rock on Blu Ray for half as much as The Office. Just saying.

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WEED Weedsday – Frebruary 3, 2021 #lifers #prison #prohibition

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Win the tax Game by Tax Expert Scott M Estill – January 29, 2021

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Sex and the City Revival: Will Mr. Big Be Killed Off?

By now, you have likely heard the news:

Sex and the City is coming back!

According to an HBO Max press release, a new chapter of the beloved story -- titled “And Just Like That…” -- will begin production in New York City this spring.

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It will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

It will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and it will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Charlotte York (Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s.

Said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, in a statement:

“I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them."

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Sex and the City premiered on HBO in 1998 and ran for six seasons until 2004.

It led to a pair of movies, neither of which was very well-received, and its the latest famous former series to receive a revival commitment from HBO.

New versions of Gossip Girl and True Blood are also in the works.

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As you also likely heard, and noted in the description above, Kim Cattrall will NOT return in the iconic role of Samantha Jones.

She made it clear in the past that she's done with Sex and the City and also not a fan of Parker's.

But what about Chris Noth?

Will he be back as Carrie's husband, Mr. Big?

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Back in 2018, author James Andrew Miller hosted a podcast about the origins of Sex and the City. 

He said on one episode that a third movie, which was eventually scrapped, had planned to kill off Noth's character.

The filmed called for "Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women," said Miller at the time.

Noth denied this was ever planned.

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But he also confessed to Miller that he wasn't a fan of his role in the second movie.

“I really didn’t enjoy any of the movies. I really hate corny stuff and it could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic.

"Like, the whole thing at the end of the [first] movie in the shoe closet, hated it,” the Law & Order alum explained, citing the end of the first movie in which Big proposed again to Carrie.

“Hated the thing at the end of the movie after I felt she deceived me and then I say, ‘Well, it’s time I give you a bigger diamond ring.’ Hated it.

"I just hate the cornball s–t. I thought it was just really sentimental and overly romantic without any feet in realism.”

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Does this mean Noth wouldn't want to return for the upcoming revival?

Does it mean producers will still want to kill of Big in order to re-open Carrie's love life again?

Stay tuned, folks.

We'll find out soon enough!

All around show with Dr Taiwana – January 11, 2020

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International Broadcast Media Presents " Celeb’s Tuesday " Hollywood Hour with Henning Morales

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American Politics: Conversations with Dr. Bill Trezevant – January 10, 2021

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International Broadcast Media presents Talking Upstream Episode 01 – January 10, 2021

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Meet ‘John Dillermand,’ The Danish Cartoon Character Who Entertains Children With His Enormous Dong

Japanese cartoons are kind of weird. The most popular children’s shows in Japan are Anpanman, featuring a bread-based superhero with a pastry for a head, Doraemon, about a time-traveling cat thing that hangs out with a nerdy kid and Crayon Shin-Chan, the adventures of a five-year-old idiot named Shinnosuke who likes to shake his ass and dick at people.

Someone in apparently Denmark looked at all of those shows and said “I can be way weirder than that.” The show they came up with was John Dillermand, a stop-motion animated character whose giant penis gets him into all sorts of wacky hijinx.

Seriously, this is how CNN described the series:

In episode one, for instance, the mustached Dillermand uses his gigantic, stripey organ as a lead for his dog — but quickly finds himself inundated with requests from his neighbors to take their pets out for a walk, too. At another point in the show, he is stuck floating in mid-air after balloons are tied to his groin.

And is this show available on YouTube with English subtitles? Why yes, yes it is. Did I watch that entire five-minute cartoon? You bet your ass I did.

First of all, why is his dick so thin? What good is a freakishly huge cock if it’s not going to touch the sides?

Also, is John Dillermand supposed to be a child? I mean, he’s bald and has a mustache and a penis the size and shape of a garden hose that functions independently of his wishes, but he lives with his great-grandmother and she gives him chores and stuff?

This is by far the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen someone do with their dick and I’ve seen that Tommy Lee/Pam Anderson video where he steers the boat with it.

What the hell, here’s another one.

I mean, Shin-Chan was an Olympic mascot for the 2020 games we would have had if not for COVID, if there’s ever an Olympics hosted in Denmark they can make the rings out of John Dillermand’s diller.

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International Broadcast Media presents Plant a Good Seed with Tish Oakley – January 9, 2021

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"Med Friday with Doctors – Padma Bhushan & Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin" – January 8, 2021 #medfriday

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Financial Friday with Marc and Fred – January 8, 2021 #financialeducation #finance #savings

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"Win The Tax Game" with Tax Expert Scott M. Estill – January 8, 2021

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Rowan Atkinson is the Latest Celebrity To Take a Stand Against Cancel Culture

If you’re an American, you probably recognize Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean, a sort of bumbling mute clown character. If you’re British or an American with taste, you recognize Rowan Atkinson from Blackadder, a sharply witty period comedy in which Atkinson plays various doomed members of the Blackadder dynasty.

Stephen Fry, one of Atkinson’s Blackadder co-stars, once famously said of a bill designed to outlaw speech deemed likely to stir up religious hatred, “It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that’ as if that gives them certain rights. It’s no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I’m offended by that.’ Well, so fucking what?”

That was in 2005 and now 15 years later Rowan Atkinson is joining Fry in denouncing what we now call cancel culture, mainly because it’s more polite than calling it “being a whiny little bitch.”

Here’s what Atkinson said to The Radio Times, via Deadline.

“The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see, which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society. It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘cancelled’,” Atkinson said.

“It’s important that we’re exposed to a wide spectrum of opinion, but what we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn. So it is scary for anyone who’s a victim of that mob and it fills me with fear about the future.”

I really don’t think he’s wrong here. There have always been certain communities that were seeking to enforce moral codes and made adherence to them a symbol of status; for example, every religion. Now many online communities show a similar adherence to orthodoxy and banish anyone who doesn’t adhere to that orthodoxy.

People of course have every right to have whatever misguided beliefs they want, that’s what makes America great. The problem is when groups become powerful enough to try and make everyone else follow their dumbass rules.

This sort of thing is cyclical, though, and we’re starting to see a lot more pushback and a lot fewer people losing jobs in public fashion because of it. It tapered off after the religious right and the Terry Rakoltas of the world gave up on trying to have The Simpsons and similar hit shows canceled in the early 90s, and it died down after the political correctness wave of the late 90s and early 2000s. The more people fight against now the faster it’ll die down this time.

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SCW PRESENTS: BEYTIME UNWINE

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#Win with Win – January 5, 2021

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International Broadcast Media Presents "Funk Music With Zack" January 10, 2021

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Is Jodie Whittaker About to Take Her Last Trip on The Tardis?

Playing The Doctor on the long-running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who is not a job you take for life. Due to the nature of the show, the actor playing The Doctor frequently changes, and there are some unwritten real-world around that, too.

The most popular Doctors are also the two who played the part the longest; Tom Baker, known his flamboyant scarf, had the longest tenure at seven seasons and David Tennant, who took over the relaunched series in its first Christmas special, did three seasons and a long string of specials that could be considered a fourth. No one since has played the roles longer than these two, and until someone comes along who engenders the same sort of love from the fandom, it’s unlikely anyone will stay in the role as long as they did.

Jodie Whittaker is great as The Doctor, but her tenure has been accompanied by some terrible writing and poorly-received plots that have overshadowed just how good a performance she’s given as an actor under those circumstances. The forthcoming season of the show, set to air in the fall, will be her third with the show, and that’s when both Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi chose to bow out in respect to David Tennant’s tenure.

U.K. tabloid The Mirror is reporting that Whittaker’s exit from the series has already been decided by the actress herself and that the production crew is getting ready to film a regeneration at the end of production.

I still think Kris Marshall, star of My Family and Death in Paradise, would be the best choice if the show is going to go with a known actor for the role. But really, it would be better if The Doctor was someone who was less well-known.

The BBC has simply offered a “no comment” to the report, saying “We won’t be commenting on any speculation around Jodie’s future on the show.”

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‘Cobra Kai’ Exemplifies all the Strengths and Weaknesses of Streaming TV

The number one show on Netflix for the past few days has been Cobra Kai, a sequel to the 1980s Karate Kid movie series. That is just as insane a fact as it sounds. The Karate Kid movies weren’t even that good; They were fine but they weren’t Back to the Future or The Princess Bride or anything like that. On top of that, the basic concept for the show, that Johnny Lawrence from the Cobra Kai dojo isn’t such a bad guy and Daniel LaRusso isn’t such a good guy, was essentially created from a joke on an episode of How I Met Your Mother that Ralph Macchio and William Zabka guest-starred on.

Somehow this mess of an idea based on an okay movie you probably haven’t watched in 30 years actually works really well, and it probably has binge-watching on streaming to thank for that. I watched all 30 episodes of Cobra Kai in two weekends; I watched the two seasons that had premiered on YouTube about a week before Christmas and I watched season 3 on New Year’s Day when it premiered.

I don’t think I would have tuned in to watch this if I had to wait a week between episodes. I may have, I watch Riverdale and The Big Bang Theory so I’m something of a connoisseur of terrible television, but a big part of the appeal of Cobra Kai was the ability to throw it on while I was playing a Switch game I had picked up during the winter sales we just had.

The show is practically built on tracking the characters’ shifting allegiances, and the driving plot is the will-they-or-won’t-they between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence; they don’t have a romantic relationship, but over the first three seasons their friendship is played a lot like Sam and Diane or Ross and Rachel, where they clearly both want to be friends and bury the hatchet but plot contrivances push them apart time and again.

Did I mention the allegiances are to karate dojos? It’s one thing when the teen cast, consisting of Daniel’s daughter Sam, Johnny’s estranged son Robby and Johnny’s first student Miguel and their friends, fight over who goes to the best karate dojo, but it’s a little hard to swallow when adults do, something the show is actually very aware of and has some meta jokes about.

The return of Cobra Kai’s sensei from the first Karate Kid, John Kreese, really amps how insane the plot is. Johnny and Daniel have an almost friendly rivalry in the first season but Kreese is basically a cartoon supervillain pulled from Power Rangers or Captain Planet. You really have to suspend your disbelief when Kreese is around because (spoiler for the season 3 finale if you haven’t watched it) at one point he tries to straight-up murder Johnny and Daniel, and his motivation for doing so is pretty hazy. I think it’s just about winning an annual karate tournament but Kreese acts like he’s still in Vietnam.

Cobra Kai does get into Kreese’s backstory as a POW in Vietnam and shows him, at times, to be a complex human who honestly thinks he’s shaping his students to be ready for life. But I don’t know what level of PTSD you need to be on to think that you need to murder people in the name of your karate dojo.

The ability to pick up the show when you want and binge watch it were pluses that drove a lot of people to check out Cobra Kai, but there is one huge drawback to streaming that I think is also going to hurt Cobra Kai; it could be over a year before any new episodes show up. Season 3 was completed and unaired when Netflix bought the show after YouTube Red cancelled it, but season 4 hasn’t even started production yet. I don’t know if people are going to be counting the days for an entire year to see more of this show. It’s not exactly Game of Thrones, even if it treats karate lessons with the same gravitas as fighting dragons.

Ultimately, Cobra Kai is a show about Johnny Lawrence and William Zabka really makes Johnny a likable guy. It’s funny how the one-dimension 80s high school bully can become the emotional core of a show like this, but it actually kind of works.

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International Broadcast Media Presents "Mullings, Music and Memories" January 4, 2021

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International Broadcast Media Presents "Radio Show With Marc Lee" January 4, 2021

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International Broadcast Media presents " Shoe Crazy Wine " : HOLIDAY TAKEOVER.

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World Edition – 15 January 2021

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Do 90 Day Fiance Fans Need Discovery+ to Keep Watching?

TLC's lineup is going to be part of the new Discovery+ streaming service, including all of 90 Day Fiance and some new exclusive spinoffs.

Some fans have a lot of questions. Others are mad. And some longtime viewers are worried that they're about to lose their favorite shows forever.

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So, what is Discovery+ exactly?

It is not, contrary to what some confused fans have assumed, some sort of premium TV channel.

It is a streaming service, just like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, DC Universe (formerly), HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and so on.

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Interested fans who want to see this content from all across the Discovery "family" of content, including 90 Day Fiance, can get Discovery+ here.

The streaming service is subscription-only; it costs $4.99 per month with ads, and $6.99 per month completely commercial-free.

Like any streaming platform, it can be watched on your computer or tablet, or on any streaming device -- devices like a Roku, a Playstation console, or a smart TV.

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In general, when streaming services launch, they include a catalogue of past episodes and past seasons -- more or less anything to which the parent company owns the rights.

That means that, barring some unforeseen licensing conflict, fans will immediately be able to view all past seasons of 90 Day Fiance, its many spinoffs, and Tell Alls.

But what will that mean for those who don't get the streaming service, who continue to pay an arm and a leg for cable instead of an arm and a half for a multitude of streaming services?

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When Discovery+ launches on January 4, 2021, viewers will have just seen 90 Day Fiance Season 8, Episode 5.

Some fans are genuinely fearful that Episode 6 will not air on TLC at all, but will air exclusively on Discovery+ where they cannot watch it.

Are they right to worry that they're about to lose their favorite show?

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In a word: no. Watching most parts of the franchise will be more convenient with Discovery+ ... but no, they're not going to lose the actual shows.

Though it is clear that Pillowtalk and perhaps The Other Way's mysteriously unaired Tell All special aren't airing on TLC, the rest of currently running series are not following suit.

Why? Because that's not how this works.

Big Ed Brown on 90 Day Fiance: B90 Strikes Back

Pillowtalk has always been bonus content, compared by some to the Untucked episodes that followed RuPaul's Drag Race.

A few years ago, Untucked moved from airing on cable television to airing exclusively online -- even though the after-show segment contained some of the show's most historic, eye-catching scenes.

Sometimes, aftershows and bonus content get moved to online-only to encourage viewers to use a more lucrative platform, or simply to free up time slots on the network.

Angela Deem Debuts a New Face

But there is no reason whatsoever to believe that TLC will stop airing new seasons of 90 Day Fiance, including spinoffs like Before The 90 Days, The Other Way, and Happily Ever After?

They don't want to lose viewers -- and this franchise is one of the most popular on the planet, and has consistently received ratings in recent years trouncing more established reality series.

The goal is to attract current viewers to a streaming platform, plus new viewers who haven't had cable for years but would love to watch the series on streaming.

Brittany Banks vs Yazan Abo Horira on 90 Day Bares All sp

Discovery+ will be home to new original 90 Day Fiance content that will likely never air on cable.

(Never say never, though -- notably, some of DC Universe's once-exclusive programming has since gone on to air on The CW, and the niche service was so successful that it accellerated plans for HBO Max)

RIght now, the most hotly anticipated streaming exclusive on the new network is unquestionably 90 Day Bares All, hosted by Shaun Robinson. The 90 Day Bares All cast has already leaked.

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Given the target demographics of the shows and other factors, including worries of streaming fatigue, some analysts are unsure if Discovery+ will be a success.

It is, among other things, a US-only streaming service -- at least for now.

However, Discovery expects to net as many as 10 million subscribers -- a hefty grab, but modest compared to the colossal subscriber numbers of platforms like Disney+ and Netflix. Only time will tell.