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However you feel about the second season of HBO's "True Detective," one thing for sure is that it's not getting anywhere near the love of the first. In fact the turn against it has been downright vitriolic.
Yet is that all just hot air being stirred up by a few disgruntled viewers? Market analysis group Canvs (via Variety, which tracks sentiment regarding content on Twitter, has analysed tweets with emotional reactions regarding the show. Comparing the first six episodes of this season with those of the first has led to some interesting results.
Throughout the first season, around 50% of the audience loved the show from the first episode and that rate was maintained fairly steadily (45-55%) throughout the first six episodes.
Throughout the second season, only 27% of the audience loved the show from the first episode. Again the rate has been maintained fairly steadily (25-33%) throughout the first six episodes suggesting people had already made their mind up by the end of the season premiere.
Those who thought it 'Good' has also been relatively steady in both seasons at around 18%, and those who are 'excited' by it is also steady at around 9% each. Where the difference really lies is in the other reactions.
Throughout the first season those who hated it, found it crazy and 'loved to hate it' were all sub-10% of the audience each. In the second season, the number of haters has jumped from 5% to 15%, and the number who deem it 'crazy' has jumped from a steady 8% to all over the shop between 10-30%. Even those bored with it are up from 2% in Season One to 5% in Season 2.
Essentially it looks as if a portion of the audience that outright loved the first season jumped to outright hating the second right from the get go and haven't changed their minds since.
The group has also studied the likability of the characters with Rachel McAdams' character coming off the best with a 47.2% love to 8.2% hate reaction. Coming in last is Vince Vaughn with 31.2% love to 20.4% hate.
It looks like Greendale High has shut its doors once and for all.
After being cancelled by NBC and then picked up by Yahoo, there was hope that Dan Harmon's sitcom "Community" would be able to continue life on the online portal where it reportedly had performed well in its sixth season.
Sadly though, the show's star Joel McHale spoke with Metro Weekly recently and said that there won't be any further episodes. It's not because Yahoo doesn't want to continue it, rather it's because the show is too prohibitively expensive to continue with:
"No. They wanted to. But all of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception - their stock has risen significantly and it's out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you're not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show."
"Community" helped Yahoo Screen jump into original programming which they're planning to continue with such new shows as the comedy "Other Space".
Taking a break from big action movies like "Independence Day," "Stargate," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012," filmmaker Roland Emmerich has turned his attention towards a smaller scale drama for his next effort "Stonewall".
Written by Jon Robin Baitz ("Brothers & Sisters"), the film deals with the true events surrounding the 1969 riots outside of New York's Stonewall Inn after police raided the famous gay and transgender bar. Said fight gave rise to the gay rights movement not just in the U.S. but around the world.
Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Joey King, Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, Alexandre Nachi, Matt Craven, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Ron Perlman all star in the film which gets a Toronto premiere ahead of a late September release.
Fans of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy adaptation look like they might have to make room in their schedule as Far Away Entertainment has revealed plans for a three-night screening of the extended editions of each film in "The Hobbit" trilogy - the first time they've been released on the big screen.
The first film will commence 7:30pm on October 5th and includes an exclusive introduction by director Peter Jackson. Tickets will be regular admission prices for each movie. The other two will each screen on different nights, which dates is not known at this point but it is expected to be in the week of the 5th.
The screenings come one month before the "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" Extended Edition hits home video on November 3rd. Theatre chains participating in the screenings will be revealed at a later date.
In the days before the first trailer arrived for Ridley Scott's sci-fi drama "The Martian" 20th Century Fox teased the film with a viral video dealing with the film's spaceship Ares 3.
With a new trailer due shortly, it's no surprise that a second viral video has now gone online with this one involving Matt Damon's character and the rest of his crew being interviewed by a NASA psychologist after experiencing ten days in isolation. Michael Pena, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara also appear in the clip for the film which opens October 2nd.