Among the many trends to surface in the Peak TV era, we’re starting to see book-to-TV adaptations become, not necessarily more common, but more high-profile. George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is the biggest example in recent years, but in 2017, we’ve had everything from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods on Starz to Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies on HBO and Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why on Netflix.
Considering how wildly The Leftovers opening-credit sequences varied from seasons one to two, creator Damon Lindelof knew he had to do something that would distinguish the final season as well. “It would just be weird if season one was different than seasons two and three,” he explained recently on the Vulture TV Podcast. As you may have gathered by tonight’s opening sequence — which played Richard Cheese’s cover of “Personal Jesus” over the credits — there isn’t a theme song this year, exactly.
If you’re a fan of Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey,watching Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes fill their iconic roles may cause you physical pain. As our Jen Chaney wrote in her review of ABC’s remake, “Nobody’s got hungry eyes in this thing. At best, their eyes are saying, ‘Eh, I don’t know. I guess I could have a snack.’” And when it comes to Dirty Dancing, is there any harsher indictment than a passionless remake? Ahead, we review the lows, highs, and abs.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".