TELEVISION AND CULTURE

Television and culture have each affected the other in major ways. From epic historical moments to hilarious TV catch phrases, television and culture influence each other daily. In this section we'll examine the relationship between television and culture.
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10 Real-life Crimes That Became Fictional TV Episodes

Some real-life crime stories are sensational enough to get their own fictional treatment on television. Ladies and gentlemen, the stories you are about to read are true -- and the names are, too.

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  • 10 Common Sayings You're Probably Saying Wrong

    10 Common Sayings You're Probably Saying Wrong

    Maybe you could care less about grammar. After all, it's a doggy-dog world, and you're OK as long as people know what you mean, right? See more »

  • 10 Completely Unrealistic TV Relationships

    10 Completely Unrealistic TV Relationships

    Some TV relationships are simply too good to be true. Whatever it is that makes many well-known TV relationships seem improbable, we can't help but tune in, week after week, rerun after rerun, especially when it involves any of these 10. See more »

  • 10 Cult TV Hits that Originally Flopped

    10 Cult TV Hits that Originally Flopped

    Have you ever invested hours and hours of watching a TV show, only to see it get canceled? Don't worry -- you're not alone. We've got 10 TV cult hits that had a tough time getting viewers in front of the tube. See more »

  • 10 Forensic Techniques Done Badly on TV

    10 Forensic Techniques Done Badly on TV

    There is certainly no denying the appeal of forensic investigation TV shows. But there's also no denying these shows employ sloppy, even criminal, investigation techniques and often use tools and technology that would never fly in the real world. See more »

  • 10 Real-life Crimes That Became Fictional TV Episodes

    10 Real-life Crimes That Became Fictional TV Episodes

    Some real-life crime stories are sensational enough to get their own fictional treatment on television. Ladies and gentlemen, the stories you are about to read are true -- and the names are, too. See more »

  • 10 Shows That Changed TV Forever

    10 Shows That Changed TV Forever

    The best TV shows change the way we think about news, sports, drama or comedy. Which ones have had the most impact on viewers or the medium? See more »

  • 10 TV Moments That Changed the World

    10 TV Moments That Changed the World

    Love it or hate it, you have to admit that TV is one of the most powerful forms of mass media in the Western world. But what are some of the most famous, world-changing TV moments? See more »

  • 10 TV Shows That Have Gained a Global Audience

    10 TV Shows That Have Gained a Global Audience

    Many American shows have gained an almost cult-like following abroad, thanks in part to the Internet and satellite technology. So which ones are the most popular? We highlight 10 of them here. See more »

  • 10 TV Technologies Making Movie Theaters Obsolete

    10 TV Technologies Making Movie Theaters Obsolete

    Home theater technology is offering better and better picture and sound at lower and lower prices. When will the home viewing experience supplant theaters entirely? See more »

  • 10 Ways DVDs Have Changed the Film Industry

    10 Ways DVDs Have Changed the Film Industry

    The invention of the DVD changed the media industry in ways that were unimaginable just a few decades earlier -- from the way media is produced and marketed to the way it generates revenue. What are some other effects of DVDs on the film industry? See more »

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