Melissa Crawley

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

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Better Living Through Therapy: Six Feet Under's “The Plan” | 15 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.


Character Assassination: 'Game of Thrones' Urge to Kill | 19 Jul 2011 // 4:00 AM

Is the story told on our favorite show bigger than any one character? Or is it characters who make the story?

What's the Appeal of 'Dancing With the Stars'? | 25 May 2011 // 3:00 AM

I've tried to appreciate the courage it takes for non-dancing D-lister's to perform outside their comfort zone. Really, I have.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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