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Aaron Sorkin’s Take on the Rise of TV Binge-Watching

aaron-sorkin_rAaron Sorkin made headlines this week for asking “The Newsroom” fans to “start over” ahead of the final season; he also gave his take on whether Netflix-born “binge-watching” is changing the way traditional TV writers work.

“I love House of Cards just like everybody else, I binge-watch it just like everybody else, but House of Cards is obviously the anti-West Wing,” Sorkin said during a Tribeca Film Festival panel. “I am a binge-watcher myself. If House of Cards or any other show can get me not wanting to stop, good on them. I don’t think writers or show runners are changing their style at all.”

Sorkin’s take definitely applies to his work, as his HBO show depicting the TV news industry plays like a traditional TV show airing over the course of a full season, with a week between episodes. As a result, plot and character development develop at a slower pace, as opposed to a show like “House of Cards,” where, spoiler alert, a leading character can rise from a U.S. Congressman, to Vice President, to president all over the course of 26 episodes–or for dedicated viewers, over one enjoyable binge-watching weekend.

But with binge-released shows like “House of Cards,” and “Orange Is the New Black,” still only a couple years old, it’s a little early to see if writers for traditional TV shows are changing their style to meet the demand for quicker entertainment.

Another TV star also appeared at the film festival, stepping back into his legendary TV role.

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Top Facebook Buzz for Golden Globes Was…

Bryan CranstonThe Golden Globes were filled with great moments on social media, and Facebook tracked the top five buzzworthy moments for Lost Remote.

“Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston‘s first Golden Globes win in five nominations was the most buzzed about moment.

Next was Jared Leto—whose been missing from the silver screen for years—winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Jacqueline Bisset was generated the third most amount of conversation for winning Best Supporting Actress for “Dancing on the Edge.”

Rounding out the top five was “12 Years a Slave” winning Best Picture as the show closed and Diane Keaton accepting Woody Allen‘s lifetime achievement award for the absent director/actor. Read more

Social’s Best Golden Globe Moments

golden-globes-logo 304There were great moments on-stage and on social media during tonight’s Golden Globes, including a first-ever winner for an online-only actress.

There was also social integration as part of the pre-show red carpet, including fan Instagram videos being answered by the stars.

Perez Hilton liked Jennifer Lawrence‘s acceptance speech for best supporting actress in a motion picture.

Jacqueline Bisset‘s tongue-tied moment received mixed reaction:

Bryan Cranston (best actor in TV drama) and “Breaking Bad’s”(best TV drama) back-to-back victories pleased loyal fans. Read more

Breaking Bad's cast and AMC use social media with fans

AMC's Breaking Bad will premiere it's fifth and final season tonight at 10 p.m. The drama that might be best described as a high school chemistry teacher meets Scarface has received critical acclaim each season, earning star Bryan Cranston three Emmys and costar Aaron Paul one. We attended the movie-style premiere red-carpet last night in San Diego and spoke to the cast about social media and interviewed AMC's SVP of Digital Media and Content Mac McKean.

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