Lots of TV shows try to be “The Twilight Zone.”Even “The Twilight Zone” tried to be like “The Twilight Zone.” There have been two revivals and a big-screen film version of Rod Serling’s trippy anthology series that ran from 1959 to 1964 and, probably for eternity, in reruns. CBS announced earlier this month that Jordan Peele, the director/writer of the acclaimed horror film “Get Out,” will be rebooting the series for the streaming service CBS All Access. That promises to be compelling.
But will he shoot his eye out? Andy Walken plays Ralphie Parker in Fox’s musical adaptation of a holiday classic in “A Christmas Story Live!” (tomorrow at 7 p.m.). Ralphie, as you might remember from the 1983 film shown in heavy rotation during the holidays, only wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, but everyone in his world seems against him. There are also schoolyard bullies, a father who swears too much, a mortifying bunny suit and a lamp with a lady’s leg.
Who didn’t watch a lot of TV in 2017? As the year closes, consider some of the best, the worst and everything in between:Best show: HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The penultimate season gave us dragons destroying an army, the reunion of the Stark siblings, the end of several characters, including Ellaria, Lady Olenna and Littlefinger, and the pure hell of the Night King and his White Walkers. No other show matched such rousing spectacle.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".