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
Better Living Through Therapy: Six Feet Under's “The Plan” | 15 Nov 2011 // 3:00 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 // 3:00 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 // 2:00 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.