History UsefulNotes / TheOughts

7th Feb '16 8:05:57 PM nombretomado
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* The "single camera, on-location, laugh track-free" sitcom becomes commonplace on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to the success of shows like ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'', ''{{Spaced}}'' and ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' at the end of the last decade. These shows, including ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''TheOffice'' (both versions), ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', ''PeepShow'', ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''FlightOfTheConchords'', ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'', ''Series/ModernFamily'', and ''Series/{{Community}}'' (the last two, premiering in 2009, means this may last far into TheNewTens) aren't all ratings hits, but they are often beloved by television critics and a small passionate fanbase. Some wind up being canceled by [[TheFireflyEffect networks who weren't willing to give them a fighting chance]], although many - despite their poor ratings - are [[AdoredByTheNetwork as loved by the network]] as they are by their fanbase and are kept on long after a show with its ratings should have been canceled.
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* The "single camera, on-location, laugh track-free" sitcom becomes commonplace on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to the success of shows like ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'', ''{{Spaced}}'' and ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' at the end of the last decade. These shows, including ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''TheOffice'' (both versions), ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', ''PeepShow'', ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''FlightOfTheConchords'', ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'', ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', ''Series/ModernFamily'', and ''Series/{{Community}}'' (the last two, premiering in 2009, means this may last far into TheNewTens) aren't all ratings hits, but they are often beloved by television critics and a small passionate fanbase. Some wind up being canceled by [[TheFireflyEffect networks who weren't willing to give them a fighting chance]], although many - despite their poor ratings - are [[AdoredByTheNetwork as loved by the network]] as they are by their fanbase and are kept on long after a show with its ratings should have been canceled.
6th Feb '16 1:45:13 PM MarkLungo
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* The AllCGICartoon came to dominate feature-length animated filmmaking in this period, spearheaded by both Creator/{{Pixar}} moving from strength to strength which each new release and Creator/DreamworkAnimations launching a blockbuster franchise with ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' in 2001. The irreverent, ParentalBonus-heavy approach of the latter company was imitated thoroughly by others. Meanwhile, the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon would enter a prolonged DorkAge with several expensive cel-animated flops and then CGI efforts that received mixed responses. (For more, see UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation.)
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* The AllCGICartoon came to dominate feature-length animated filmmaking in this period, spearheaded by both Creator/{{Pixar}} moving from strength to strength which each new release and Creator/DreamworkAnimations Creator/DreamworksAnimation launching a blockbuster franchise with ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' in 2001. The irreverent, ParentalBonus-heavy approach of the latter company was imitated thoroughly by others. Meanwhile, the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon would enter a prolonged DorkAge with several expensive cel-animated flops and then CGI efforts that received mixed responses. (For more, see UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation.)
6th Feb '16 1:44:49 PM MarkLungo
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* The AllCGICartoon came to dominate feature-length animated filmmaking in this period, spearheaded by both {{Pixar}} moving from strength to strength which each new release and Dreamworks launching a blockbuster franchise with ''{{Shrek}}'' in 2001. The irreverent, ParentalBonus-heavy approach of the latter company was imitated thoroughly by others. Meanwhile, the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon would enter a prolonged DorkAge with several expensive cel-animated flops and then CGI efforts that received mixed responses. (For more, see TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation.)
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* The AllCGICartoon came to dominate feature-length animated filmmaking in this period, spearheaded by both {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} moving from strength to strength which each new release and Dreamworks Creator/DreamworkAnimations launching a blockbuster franchise with ''{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' in 2001. The irreverent, ParentalBonus-heavy approach of the latter company was imitated thoroughly by others. Meanwhile, the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon would enter a prolonged DorkAge with several expensive cel-animated flops and then CGI efforts that received mixed responses. (For more, see TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation.UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation.)
27th Jan '16 9:33:02 PM bowserbros
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* Anime continued to find even more of a fanbase throughout this decade, helped in no small part by the evolution of English dubbing. As for popular series, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' declined (though still held steady ratings and survived the entire decade) and was soon joined by the likes of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Anime's popularity began to decline toward the end of the decade, however, for a number of reasons, ranging from an ever-greater focus in Japan on the {{otaku}} market to generalized over-saturation as well as the rise of LightNovel Adapatations thanks to Yamakan. And traditional revenue continued to decline in the face of ever-more-popular internet options... * The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' series aired an English dub in full this decade, after two previous failed attempts. At the end of the decade, a {{Recut}} of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', titled ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', started airing in Japan for the show's 20th anniversary.
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* Anime continued to find even more of a fanbase throughout this decade, helped in no small part by the evolution of English dubbing. As for popular series, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' declined (though still held steady ratings and survived the entire decade) and was soon joined by the likes of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Anime's popularity began to decline toward the end of the decade, however, for a number of reasons, ranging from an ever-greater focus in Japan on the {{otaku}} [[{{Otaku}} otaku]] market to generalized over-saturation as well as the rise of LightNovel Adapatations thanks to Yamakan. And Meanwhile, traditional revenue continued to decline in the face of ever-more-popular internet options... * options. After the anime boom's end in America, the only anime that still reached mainstream attention were ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and the films of Creator/StudioGhibli. ** The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' series aired an English dub in full this decade, after two previous failed attempts. At the end of the decade, a {{Recut}} of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', titled ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', started airing in Japan for the show's 20th anniversary. The popularity of this series in both America and Japan instigated a [[WinBackTheCrowd renewed interest]] in the shonen genre that would come to prominence in [[TheNewTens the following decade]].
27th Jan '16 8:58:07 PM bowserbros
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* On September 11, '''2001''', four commercial airliners were hijacked by nineteen terrorists from the Islamist militia al-Qaeda. Two of them were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City (one plane for each tower), the third divebombed the Pentagon in Arlington County. On the fourth plane, bound for either the White House or Capitol, the passengers were able to deduce the motives of the hijackers after learning from relatives about the attacks on New York & DC and [[HopeSpot banded together to take back control of the plane and return it to safety]]. The hijackers, however, [[ShootTheDog counterattacked]] by [[TakingYouWithMe crashing the plane in a field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania]]; the passengers are now revered for what is considered a HeroicSacrifice. Back in NYC, the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of fires caused by the plane crashes, causing the destruction of the rest of the World Trade Center & the surrounding area and causing widespread air pollution with serious health problems to go with it. Discounting the 19 hijackers, the attacks killed 2,978 people total (the most recent victim died in 2015 of health complications caused by the towers' collapse), making it the deadliest terrorist attack in recorded history. If you're really too young to remember, it was a '''''HUGE''''' deal when it happened, on par with the attack on Pearl Harbor (then-president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush even compared the two attacks in his journal the following evening). Like Pearl Harbor, 9/11 was a breeding ground for [[GovernmentConspiracy conspiracy]] [[FalseFlagOperation theorists]], though the aforementioned explanation is the most commonly accepted version of events. Due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement, we'd prefer not to elaborate further on the subject.
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* On September 11, '''2001''', four commercial airliners were hijacked by nineteen terrorists from the Islamist militia al-Qaeda. Two of them were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City (one plane for each tower), the third divebombed the Pentagon in Arlington County. On the fourth plane, bound for either the White House or Capitol, the passengers were able to deduce the motives of the hijackers after learning from relatives about the attacks on New York & DC and [[HopeSpot banded together to take back control of the plane and return it to safety]]. The hijackers, however, [[ShootTheDog [[ShootTheShaggyDog counterattacked]] by [[TakingYouWithMe crashing the plane in a field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania]]; the passengers are now revered for what is considered a HeroicSacrifice. Back in NYC, the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of fires caused by the plane crashes, causing the destruction of the rest of the World Trade Center & the surrounding area and causing widespread air pollution with serious health problems to go with it. Discounting the 19 hijackers, the attacks killed 2,978 people total (the most recent victim died in 2015 of health complications caused by the towers' collapse), making it the deadliest terrorist attack in recorded history. If you're really too young to remember, it was a '''''HUGE''''' deal when it happened, on par with the attack on Pearl Harbor (then-president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush even compared the two attacks in his journal the following evening). Like Pearl Harbor, 9/11 was a breeding ground for [[GovernmentConspiracy conspiracy]] [[FalseFlagOperation theorists]], though the aforementioned explanation is the most commonly accepted version of events. Due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement, we'd prefer not to elaborate further on the subject.
27th Jan '16 8:55:48 PM bowserbros
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* On September 11, '''2001''', four commercial airliners were hijacked by nineteen terrorists from the Islamist militia al-Qaeda. Two of them were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City (one plane for each tower), the third divebombed the Pentagon in Arlington County. On the fourth plane, bound for either the White House or Capitol, the passengers were able to deduce the motives of the hijackers after learning from relatives about the attacks on New York & DC and [[HopeSpot banded together to take back control of the plane and return it to safety]]. The hijackers, however, [[ShootTheDog counterattacked]] by [[TakingYouWithMe crashing the plane in a field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania]]; the passengers are now revered for what is considered a HeroicSacrifice. Back in NYC, the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of fires caused by the plane crashes, causing the destruction of the rest of the World Trade Center & the surrounding area and causing widespread air pollution with serious health problems to go with. Altogether, the attacks killed 2,977 people (not counting the 19 hijackers), making it the deadliest terrorist attack in recorded history. If you're really too young to remember, it was a '''''HUGE''''' deal when it happened, on par with the attack on Pearl Harbor (then-president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush even compared the two attacks in his journal the following evening). Like Pearl Harbor, 9/11 was a breeding ground for [[GovernmentConspiracy conspiracy]] [[FalseFlagOperation theorists]], though the aforementioned explanation is the most commonly accepted version of events. Due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement, we'd prefer not to elaborate further on the subject.
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* On September 11, '''2001''', four commercial airliners were hijacked by nineteen terrorists from the Islamist militia al-Qaeda. Two of them were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City (one plane for each tower), the third divebombed the Pentagon in Arlington County. On the fourth plane, bound for either the White House or Capitol, the passengers were able to deduce the motives of the hijackers after learning from relatives about the attacks on New York & DC and [[HopeSpot banded together to take back control of the plane and return it to safety]]. The hijackers, however, [[ShootTheDog counterattacked]] by [[TakingYouWithMe crashing the plane in a field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania]]; the passengers are now revered for what is considered a HeroicSacrifice. Back in NYC, the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of fires caused by the plane crashes, causing the destruction of the rest of the World Trade Center & the surrounding area and causing widespread air pollution with serious health problems to go with. Altogether, with it. Discounting the 19 hijackers, the attacks killed 2,977 2,978 people (not counting total (the most recent victim died in 2015 of health complications caused by the 19 hijackers), towers' collapse), making it the deadliest terrorist attack in recorded history. If you're really too young to remember, it was a '''''HUGE''''' deal when it happened, on par with the attack on Pearl Harbor (then-president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush even compared the two attacks in his journal the following evening). Like Pearl Harbor, 9/11 was a breeding ground for [[GovernmentConspiracy conspiracy]] [[FalseFlagOperation theorists]], though the aforementioned explanation is the most commonly accepted version of events. Due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement, we'd prefer not to elaborate further on the subject.
21st Jan '16 5:28:15 PM nombretomado
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* Much like what is demonstrated in the Music section above, DigitalDistribution has also taken off in the video game industry as well. Considering the success of {{Steam}} for PC and XboxLive for the original Xbox, {{the seventh generation of console|VideoGames}}s started having their own online services while the PC experienced a growth in the digital market that total sales eventually surpassed that of retail sales on the platform.
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* Much like what is demonstrated in the Music section above, DigitalDistribution has also taken off in the video game industry as well. Considering the success of {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} for PC and XboxLive for the original Xbox, {{the seventh generation of console|VideoGames}}s started having their own online services while the PC experienced a growth in the digital market that total sales eventually surpassed that of retail sales on the platform.
9th Jan '16 9:15:28 AM dungbootle
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* Video sharing site Website/YouTube was launched in 2005. Previously, video content on the internet was sporadic and limited to sites like [=AtomFilms=] and iFilm, and each one required a different plugin (like Windows Media, Quicktime, [=RealPlayer=], and so on). However, Website/YouTube utilized the widely-used Flash plugin (and later added the option of using Google's open [[note]]Licensed using the same license as [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} the BSD operating system]] and the Ogg formats[[/note]] [=WebM=] format with the also-open HTML5 standard), was ''very'' user-friendly, and didn't require subscription fees, making it an overnight sensation and spawning a slew of similar video sharing sites. Unbeknownst to the technophobic mainstream, video files had also been traded on IRC for years before the advent of the monolithic, corporate Web sites.
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* Video sharing site Website/YouTube was launched in 2005. Previously, streaming video content on the internet was sporadic and limited to sites like [=AtomFilms=] and iFilm, and each one required a different plugin (like Windows Media, Quicktime, [=RealPlayer=], and so on). However, Website/YouTube utilized the widely-used Flash plugin (and later added the option of using Google's open [[note]]Licensed using the same license as [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} the BSD operating system]] and the Ogg formats[[/note]] [=WebM=] format with the also-open HTML5 standard), was ''very'' user-friendly, and didn't require subscription fees, making it an overnight sensation and spawning a slew of similar video sharing sites. Unbeknownst to the technophobic mainstream, video files had also been traded on IRC for years before the advent of the monolithic, corporate Web sites.
28th Dec '15 10:27:26 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* The dominant strains of popular music for much of the decade were GlamRap (see above) and contemporary R&B ({{Beyonce}} and {{Rihanna}} being among the bigger names). Dance pop spent most of the Oughts out of the spotlight with [[ContractualPurity an increasingly troubled]] BritneySpears carrying its torch, until around 2008-09, when Music/LadyGaga and {{Kesha}} (and a post-CareerResurrection Britney) revived the genre and put it back on the charts.
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* The dominant strains of popular music for much of the decade were GlamRap (see above) and [[ContemporaryRAndB contemporary R&B ({{Beyonce}} R&B]] (Music/{{Beyonce}}, Music/{{Rihanna}} and {{Rihanna}} Music/{{Usher}} being among the bigger names). Dance pop spent most of the Oughts out of the spotlight with [[ContractualPurity an increasingly troubled]] BritneySpears carrying its torch, until around 2008-09, when Music/LadyGaga and {{Kesha}} (and a post-CareerResurrection Britney) revived the genre and put it back on the charts.
6th Dec '15 11:36:26 AM nombretomado
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At the same time, openly gay or bisexual entertainers, such as Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, Music/LadyGaga, [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane Lynch]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creaotr/JohnBarrowman and Ellen Degeneres (who hosted a highly successful daytime talk show, in what is traditionally viewed as a rather conservative TV timeslot), achieved substantial popularity when, in prior decades, they would have been shunned by the mainstream. The fact that, by the end of the decade, Lynch and Harris were able to appear on children's programs like ''Series/ICarly'' and ''SesameStreet'' without anybody accusing them of "''[[ConspiracyTheorist recruiting for the gay agenda!]]''" is a major advancement over the prevailing wisdom just five years earlier, when ''SpongeBob'' and ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' were accused of the same.\\
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At the same time, openly gay or bisexual entertainers, such as Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, Music/LadyGaga, [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane Lynch]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creaotr/JohnBarrowman and Ellen Degeneres (who hosted a highly successful daytime talk show, in what is traditionally viewed as a rather conservative TV timeslot), achieved substantial popularity when, in prior decades, they would have been shunned by the mainstream. The fact that, by the end of the decade, Lynch and Harris were able to appear on children's programs like ''Series/ICarly'' and ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' without anybody accusing them of "''[[ConspiracyTheorist recruiting for the gay agenda!]]''" is a major advancement over the prevailing wisdom just five years earlier, when ''SpongeBob'' and ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' were accused of the same.\\
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