TV Tag



TV Musicals
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Hardcore Bingeing Junkie… You can sense it: you’re binge watching some show, and along comes a story line that makes you say, “I’ve seen this before…” Because you have… in a half-dozen other series… in the past year. They’re plot twists relied on by TV writers since televisions actually had dials. They usually appear in seasons 2 or 3, but in shows without strong concepts (i.e., family sitcoms), they can appear midway through season 1. Let’s rattle off a few ofRead More
Firefly
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Still Hurtin’ Firefly Flan… When “Battlestar Galactica” concluded, some fans lamented that the series had to end, but others were thrilled that it departed on a good note. Compare that to the fans of “Lost,” who screamed “WTF?!” after its later episodes.Read More
Versus Network campaign
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Sports Fan Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Versus… Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Apparently, not too many people know about the small sports network, which I personally appreciate for bringing me football games from the Ivy League. Where else would I be able to catch the Harvard-Cornell game in L.A.? Obviously, Versus wants more than us middle-aged marketing geeks. So in an effort to generate awareness, Versus is asking for more than a show of hands. They’re literally asking peopleRead More
Fox TV has a long history of upsetting the status quo. At its launch, it gave the finger to the mainstream networks and introduced edgier shows such as “The Simpsons,” “In Living Color” and “Married With Children.” Sure, this meant smaller overall audiences than its rivals, but it scored with the ever desirable 18-49 demo, whom advertisers love. Now Fox TV is rocking the ad world again…Read More
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Wants His Fantasies to be Realistic… The first season of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” wrapped up last week. T-tv did fulfill its mission of entertaining young males and, ahem, some middle-aged ones during Monday Night Football’s cruel hiatus. But it left far too many questions — and I’m not talking about what will happen next season… Since I’m a self-proclaimed geek, “Terminator” is one of the few scripted television shows I actually watch. Or make that “watched.” JustRead More