The story follows Benio "Haikara-san" Hanamura, who lost her mother when she was very young and has been raised by her father, a high-ranking official in the Japanese army. As a result, she has grown into a tomboy -- contrary to traditional Japanese notions of femininity, she studies kendo, drinks sake, dresses in often outlandish-looking Western fashions instead of the traditional kimono, and is not as interested in housework as she is in literature. She also rejects the idea of arranged marriages and believes in a woman's right to a career and to marry for love.
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
HISTORY’s longest-running series moves to H2. Modern Marvels celebrates the ingenuity, invention and imagination found in the world around us. From commonplace items like ink and coffee to architectural masterpieces and engineering disasters, the hit series goes beyond the basics to provide insight and history into things we wonder about and that impact our lives. This series tells fascinating stories of the doers, the dreamers and sometime-schemers that create everyday items, technological breakthroughs and manmade wonders. The hit series goes deep to explore the leading edge of human inspiration and ambition.
Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated series created by Joe Murray. The show aired for four seasons between 1993 and 1996 on Nickelodeon. Rocko's Modern Life is based around the surreal, parodic adventures of an anthropomorphic, Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko, and his new life in the city of O-Town. The show explores his American life as well as the lives of his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful dog, Spunky. The show is laden with adult humor, including double entendres, innuendos, and satirical social commentary. Joe Murray initially created the title character for an unpublished comic book series in the late 1980s, and later reluctantly pitched the series to Nickelodeon, who were looking for edgier cartoonists for their new Nicktoons block. The network gave the staff a large amount of creative freedom, the writers targeting both children and adults. The show's animation stylistically features crooked architecture. In addition, Murray picked many newcomer voice actors, such as Tom Kenny and Carlos Alazraqui, who have gone on to become very popular. The show was the fourth Nicktoon to premiere. Kenny described the show's impact in an interview, saying, "Rocko's Modern Life was just one of those shows that were the first break for a lot of people who went on to do other stuff in the business."
In search of inspiration, rock band “Excellent Souls” — Lee Min Ki, Kang Hyeok, Yoo Han Cheol — goes on hiatus deep in the countryside. To their surprise, the village elder is none other than Kang Yoon Hee, a zippy woman who's not only the town’s first female leader, but also the youngest. She also just so happens to be bandleader Min Ki’s first love. Amidst a rural backdrop, these scrappy rockers take stock of what stirs their passions — both musical and romantic.
In swinging 60’s Melbourne, gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine must prove herself brilliant enough to become a world class private detective in her own right.
Modern Beauty is a reality television series focusing on plastic surgery and other elective cosmetic procedures. The show was created to "empower and inform its audience." The series airs in the USA on the Style Network Modern Beauty focuses on the facts about procedures through the eyes of board certified doctors and their patients. Each half hour episode features before and after imagery of the patients, interviews with both physicians and patients, and generally mild surgery footage. The first season of the show, shot on location in various cities, features a lineup of plastic surgeons including Dr. Jay Burns of Dallas, Dr. Lior Heller of Houston, Dr. Thomas P. McHugh of Houston, Dr. Grant Stevens of Los Angeles and Dr. David Stoker of Los Angeles. The featured plastic surgeons are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Board certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Carson Liu of Los Angeles is also featured. Many modern world leaders are rumoured to have enquired as to the methods used on the TV program.
Modern Men was an American situation comedy television series which premiered March 17, 2006, on The WB. The series stars Eric Lively, Josh Braaten, and Max Greenfield as three single men, and lifelong friends, who hire a life coach to help them with their love lives. Wendie Malick played the life coach in the pilot episode, but when her series Jake in Progress was renewed, the role was recast with Jane Seymour. Marla Sokoloff and George Wendt are also part of the cast. The series was created by writers Ross McCall and Aaron Peters. It is the first situation comedy by executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The show was canceled on May 18, 2006, due to a lack of time slots from the merger of The WB and UPN that created the new network The CW.
Modern Homemakers was the world's second color television series, making its debut on June 27, 1951, on five stations of the CBS television network in the eastern United States. This half-hour daytime program was hosted from New York by home economist Edalene Stohr, and broadcast Monday through Friday. The first color television series, The World Is Yours, began the previous day, June 26, 1951. Modern Homemakers, like other CBS color programs from 1951, was broadcast in the CBS field sequential color system that was incompatible with existing black and white television sets, on which no picture would be visible. Only a small number of prototype color television sets existed on which the program could be seen. It was last broadcast on August 17, 1951, a month before the first commercially manufactured CBS color television sets were made.
Modern Toss is a partly animated British comedy programme based on characters from Modern Toss, the creation of British comedy writers and cartoonists Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. Renowned for their scurrilous humour and highly stylised animation, it was created in 2004, initially as a website publishing single panel jokes and then as series of irregularly released comics. The initial pilot programme was commissioned by Channel 4 as part of their Comedy Lab series and Broadcast in May, 2005. Series one was first broadcast in July 2006. Following the DVD release of the first series in November 2007, a second series began on 23 January 2008. The show was aired on the Independent Film Channel in the United States and in 30+ territories including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Finland, Ukraine, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, Philippines, Bulgaria, Finland, Iceland and the African territories reached by MNet. The series last played in the United Kingdom on 4Music in 2011 and the pilot episode received an airing on Channel 4 in August 2012.
Modern Lady or Modern Beauty is an upcoming Chinese television series produced by Starlight International Media starring Kristy Yeung, Wallace Huo, Wang Xi Yi, Li Xuan and Yu Xiao Wei. The story revolves around the struggles of three modern ladies Kristy Yeung, Wang Xi Yi and Li Xuan as they explore life and romance in the bustling city of Shanghai. Actors Wallace Huo, Yu Xiao Wei and Lu Jie Jun are the "men" in these three ladies' hearts.
See the sparks of today's conflicts in yesterday's explosive wars. ITN British News cameras capture military tactics and warfare that is frighteningly relevant today. Disc 1: Korea & The Vietnam War - In June 1950, North Korean troops invaded South Korea, and the Korean War was ignited. Featuring remarkable battlefield and combat footage of offensives at Pork Chop Hill, the Choisin Reservoir, Heartbreak Ridge and more. The Vietnam War was fought for the defense of democracy. Ten long years of vicious combat -- including the Tet Offensive and bloodshed at Hue and Saigon --permanently embedded the Vietnam War in the American consciousness. Disc 2: The Six Day War & Yom Kippur War - Arab nations united in antagonism with the goal of wiping Israel off of the map during the Six Day War. In one of the largest battles in the history of armored warfare, Israel devastatingly demonstrated its military might. In 1973, border conflicts arose again in the Middle East. Egypt and Syria coordinated a surprise attack on Israel, who mobilized troops, technology and tactics with speed and precision. Disc 3: Iran/Iraq & Russia in Afghanistan - Iraqi troops stormed Iran in 1980, expecting an easy victory. The Iranians rallied, however, using their much-larger population, and were able to push the invaders out. In 1979, the Soviets had ill-suited uniforms and inferior fighting tactics, and found it impossible to defeat the popular Afghan guerrilla army. They had underestimated their enemy and lacked the forces to win. Disc 4: Falklands & Lebanon - The battle between the UK and Argentina over claims to the Falkland Islands systematically merged weapons technology of air, sea and ground. An Argentinean invasion yielded a bombardment of speed, weaponry and destruction. In 1982, the Lebanon-based Palestinian Liberation Organization began infiltrating Israeli borders with attacks that brought swift and powerful reprisals. Massive artillery and mortar attacks were traded across the border. Disc 5: The Persian Gulf War - Iraqs 1990 invasion of Kuwait resulted in more than one million troops facing off against each other in the desert of the Persian Gulf. The Allied Coalitions air war, known as Operation Desert Storm, involved the most sophisticated technological weaponry available. The ground war was known as Operation Desert Saber utilized ground systems including the impressive M1A1 Abrams and the M1M-104 Patriot and demonstrated the precision of American military maneuverability. Disc 6: Terrorism & Special Forces - When the Middle East adapted the IRA car bomb into the suicide bomb, the very nature of terrorism changed. Hi-jacking, violent raids and the taking of hostages became the standards of unfair play. From WWII to the present, witness the daring heroics of Britains SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service), and meet Americas Delta Force.
How does the fictional world of spying compare with the reality? Peter Taylor looks at the real world of modern spies.