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Delaney Turner and I had the great opportunity to sit down with Vince Gilligan in Las Vegas this week at IBM Pulse. Vince is best known for being the creator of popular TV show Breaking Bad which just ended it’s series run to much fanfare and a long list of awards and critical acclaim. The show also helped usher in a new era of TV consumption with the rise of binge watching and Netflix vs. traditional cable broadcasters. We discussed his creative process on that show, plus another little series you may have heard of called The X-Files. Vince was so gracious with his time with us and a very nice guy. Delaney and I are both big fans of his and we are very excited to share this interview with you. Enjoy.

Also read my other blog post about Vince and Anna now with photos! 

As television shows continue to embrace and use social media to further viewer engagement, the second screen has become an essential part of the television fan experience. But given the immediacy of Twitter and Facebook, they almost exclusively drive the discussion during the air time of any given TV show. TVTalk helps to keep fans engaged in between airings.

The Rush of Football Twitter

parislemon:

Jason Gay:

This is instant and addictive, a ritual that conventional TV cannot duplicate, which is why people tether themselves to devices, and the experience of watching a game feels like participating in a loud, virtual, interactive roast. Digital chatter is often far more entertaining than the programming itself. (This is true of most live events. Nobody really hosts the Oscars anymore. Twitter hosts the Oscars.) Television attempts to harness aspects of the online mob, but it’s usually unsatisfying, corporate, stripped of the irresistible rough edges. Merely watching a game on TV—just lying there on the couch, taking in the play-by-play, the commentary—now feels as quaint as knitting.

Totally agree. What’s always been strange to me is that my Twitter habits change so much when I’m watching a live sporting event. I can’t help myself. I simply must trash-tweet. 

Get ready for the Sons of Anarchy premiere tonight. Listen to the new 20 min Catch Up Show with Knox and I with the TV Talk app. Answer the Talk back question of the week: “Who is your favorite SOA character and why?” The premiere starts in T-minus 37 minutes and counting. Are you as excited as we are?

Get ready for the Sons of Anarchy premiere tonight. Listen to the new 20 min Catch Up Show with Knox and I with the TV Talk app. Answer the Talk back question of the week: “Who is your favorite SOA character and why?” The premiere starts in T-minus 37 minutes and counting. Are you as excited as we are?

The San Francisco tech firm says 1.1 million Tumblr users posted content with VMA-related keywords yesterday, while 1.3 million folks on Twitter did the same. Those figures may surprise marketers who view Twitter as the undisputed, dominant, social-media companion for TV watchers.

Christopher Heine, Adweek

I’m not surprised one bit