URBMN is, as of August 31, 2008, a site about television and media. The heaviest focus is on Canadian television. I might go more generalist in the future.
What do the URBMN initials stand for?
Nothing. They’re just five letters that sound good together. The UR part of URBMN used to stand for Unbelievably Retarded, back in the days before Facebook and Digg. For obvious reasons, I play this fact down. I’ve considered changing the name of the site to reflect the television/media focus, but URBMN is easier to remember.
Why do you cover Canadian television? It’s kinda crap, isn’t it?
The reason I rebooted the site in 2008 was because I wasn’t updating it much. I wish I could give a better reason than that, but I can’t.
I noticed that most television sites written by Canadians rarely focused on Canadian television. There is tv-eh.com, but publicity for the Canadian television industry is poor overall.
I’m not saying Canadian television is uniformly good. That would be a lie. At the same time, there are some shows that are very good, but are not well-promoted overall. This has been a perpetual thorn in the industry’s side. While I can’t say URBMN fills a void, I try to bring attention to underpromoted shows.
Do you cover American/British/etc. shows?
Sometimes. I tend to cover shows I’m interested in, though I usually mention the Canadian broadcasters airing said shows.
Do you just cover current shows?
No. I sometimes talk about older shows.
Do you review television shows on DVD?
I plan to more in the future. You’d be surprised at the number of shows out on DVD. Canada’s home video industry is even more confusing than the television industry, if that’s even possible.
They are writers who have sent articles to URBMN in the past. They’re both American. Both Snot and AMM contribute to Gravediggers Local 16, a “spooky”/horror-themed blog. I contribute to GdL16 infrequently.
How come the site’s name is URBMN and the address is sweetposer.tk or sweetposer.com?
I’ve listed my projects under Sweetposer Entertainment since the early 2000s, so this kinda sorta functions as a company site. I have registered urbmn.ca, but have yet to change the site over to that address.
Do you have a mailing and/or e-mail address?
E-mail me if you need it.
Does URBMN have a social media presence? ”The kids” think social media are “neat.”
I hate your Hotbox/Trailer Park Boys/Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town/Republic of Doyle/etc. review.
Eh, I can’t please everyone. At least you’re familiar with the show enough to debate it. I wish people were as passionate about The Foundation.
Will Testees and/or Clone High get a second season?
I doubt it.