Summary: Television has always been a topic of choice on this site, but it exploded this week. Fully six slots were devoted to television shows, as the final episode of How I Met Your Mother, one of the most popular Wikipedia searches of the last few years, coincided with the season finale of The Walking Dead and the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones. The number rises to eight if movies released on video and new TV tech are included. This leads me to ponder: if television is the principal concern of our readership, perhaps a more TV-friendly Wikipedia spinoff is in order? We could call it WikiTiVi.
This article has been veering wildly (and suspiciously) around the view graph for several weeks, but at least now its presence on the list has a reason: Amazon Fire TV, announced this week, is a digital streaming device to watch online content on an HDTV. How it distinguishes itself from the three or four other such devices currently on the market is a matter of some dispute.
How I Met Your Mother, one of the most popular shows among our readership, drew 13.3 million viewers to its finale on March 31; its highest ratings ever. That said, when you hinge a show's entire plot on its final event (just look at the title) you better pull off that event with aplomb, and from the looks of things, the risky, problematic ending the writers chose (and actually filmed six seasons ago) has polarised critics and diehard fans alike.
Disney's Oscar-winning juggernaut got a shot in the arm thanks to its release on DVD on March 18. Despite this, it has already overtaken Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Disney's highest-grossing film in theatres.