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 // 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.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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