Melissa Crawley writes about popular culture with a special interest in television. Her book, Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television’s
Tuesday, November 15 2011
In the episode "The Plan", Ruth's humorous attempt at self-actualization and self-discovery at a self-help seminar reflects television's ingestion of and obsession with society's therapeutic culture.
Tuesday, July 19 2011
Is the story told on our favorite show bigger than any one character? Or is it characters who make the story?
Wednesday, May 25 2011
I've tried to appreciate the courage it takes for non-dancing D-lister's to perform outside their comfort zone. Really, I have.
Thursday, May 5 2011
Reality shows that promise the American Dream keep contestants lining up and audiences tuning in.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
Glee's episode "Sexy" demonstrates how far television has come in its attempts to be culturally relevant.
Thursday, March 31 2011
The Bachelor does little more than advance silly notions about single women and their approach to relationships.