Garret L. Castleberry received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Oklahoma. He is an avid television viewer as a preferred pastime and a primary mode of research. His writings on television have appeared in numerous formats (academic journals, books, blogs, scholarly forums, etc.), including chapters in recent anthologies (Television, Social Media, & Fan Culture, Communication Theory & Millennial Popular Culture, and The ESPN Effect), as well as online columns with Flow and In Media Res.
'24 - Legacy' Is Fox's Post-Super Bowl Post-Truth Bomb | 6 Feb 2017 // 4:30 AM
24: Legacy and the dilemma of mediating a xenophobic aesthetic resurgence.
'Westworld's "Contrapasso" Episode Suggests Dehumanization and Dante's Nine Circles of Hell | 25 Jan 2017 // 10:00 PM
The narrative pivots and complicates the reality of Westworld in "Contrapasso". The show is about the most HBO-ized episode of an HBO drama ever produced.
"The Book of Nora" Opens as 'The Leftovers' Draws to a Perfect Close | 19 Jun 2017 // 5:00 AM
The story ends with a story, making The Leftovers' experiential sensation one of divine artistic intent.
'The Leftovers' "The Book of Kevin" Subverts Expectations in a Near-Perfect Episode | 4 May 2017 // 4:30 AM
"The Book of Kevin" subverts its own narrative to offer a profound meditation on its own intelligent design.