Matt Paproth watches a lot of television, and he probably should spend even more time writing about it than he currently does. In addition to blogging here at PopMatters, he has published essays on Samuel Beckett, Zadie Smith, Veronica Mars, and Friday Night Lights. He received his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2006 and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College. Through the magic of the internet, you can see exactly what is going on in his head by following him on Twitter@mattpaproth.
Thursday, January 17 2013
First, I chose episodes that were representative of what their series did especially well this year. Second, I chose episodes from what I deem the most successful shows of 2012.
Tuesday, December 11 2012
The indie community has long embraced the poppiest of popstars. So it’s hard to figure out why it took until 2012 for it to embrace Taylor Swift.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
After a week of listening to, reading about, and thinking about Kanye West's Yeezus, we take stock of where we are.
Wednesday, April 3 2013
It was with great anticipation that all of us got our first listen to Justin Timberlake's new album at some point in the past few weeks. Here are four takeaways I have picked up from three weeks of listening to The 20/20 Experience.
Monday, January 28 2013
Serious business occurs in this week’s episode, and it doesn’t involve marginal progress in one of the lame stories, or a footman spilling something at dinner. No, this is about as good as the show gets, and it really is predicated on shocking you.
Monday, January 21 2013
An episode that churns along well enough for the most part, and really marks a pivot-point in terms of the primary plot for the season.
Tuesday, January 15 2013
As the overarching narrative of the season, the question of "How will we keep Downton Abbey?" is working far better than the WWI did last season, probably because it allows Fellowes to focus on the minor characters in a way that the galvanizing narrative pull of the war did not.