Sling Media Faves: TV Blogs

TV in the background; laptop in the foregroundIt’s no secret – we love TV here at Sling Media. In fact, we love it so much that it’s not enough just to watch it. We want to read about the industry to find out what’s going on behind the scenes and engage with others on social media platforms about specific shows or actors. We turn to Twitter and Facebook but we also turn to a few great TV blogs that provide insightful analysis and in-depth commentary – or just plain, old gossip.

Here are our favorites, in no particular order:

  • Tubular
    Straight out of The Houston Chronicle, Tubular focuses on one show at a time, as its tagline suggests. Since there are a million things to talk about with regards to TV, highlighting one of them is a different and calmer approach – much like their Texas twang.
    Owned and operated by CBS Interactive, is a 5-in-1 package offering news, reviews, gossip, listings and forums. It’s like the Walmart of TV blogs.
  • The TV Addict
    One man’s passion is another man’s source for news, interviews and opinions on all-things-TV. Back in 2006, Daniel Malen, the original TV Addict, started the blog as his own soapbox to discuss what he loved the most: TV. Since then, he’s added a few writers (and affiliate advertising), but his grassroots origins are still reflected in the style and tone of the news, interviews and opinion pieces that the blog features.
  • HuffPost TV
    Let’s face it, the main attraction at HuffPost TV is Maureen Ryan. The TV critic is intellectual yet unpretentious; entertaining yet informative. In fact, Complex, the pop culture website, ranked her as the No. 1 TV blogger (among 25) in April 2013. She also has a popular podcast, “Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan,” that she co-hosts with Ryan McGee, a freelance TV critic (ranked No. 17 on the same Complex list).
  • Lost Remote
    These days, TV and social media go hand-in-hand (or, will eventually get to that point). Lost Remote, a mediabistro outlet, talks about the strengthening connection between TV and social media and its various offshoots (i.e., second screen, etc.). They’re also embarking on event production. “Inside Social TV” is their inaugural event, taking place later this month on December 13th in Los Angeles where our own Brian Jaquet will be speaking.

What is your favorite TV blog?