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March 2011

‘Episodes’: The Transnational Televisual Extravaganza

As with so many trends, the increasing prevalence of transnational television is either a building block in a utopian post-national society enabled by the democratising power of new media, or the inevitable by-product of the audience fragmentation and personal atomisation occasioned by new media.


Fall 2011-12: It’s Pilot Season, People

Pan Am isn’t not the only pilot trying to capitalize in this post-Mad Men world.


Got a Bad Case of the Second Season Itch? The Cure: Kill All TV Shows Before they Make Season Three

TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.


‘Glee’ and ‘The Bachelor’: Less Talk About Love, Please, and More Action

Glee and The Bachelor need to show a little trust in the relationships they're filming, and lighten up on all the talk.


Divorce: Housewives Style

The desire to hold on to fame has driven some housewives in The Real Housewives of Atlanta to behave shamelessly.


‘Parenthood’ Takes on Alcoholism, With Surprisingly Realistic Results

If Parenthood is teaching us anything, it is that addiction turns all of us into addicts, even those of us who thought we didn't have a problem.


February 2011

Five Hilarious TV Lines from the Last Ten Years

Here are five lines from the last ten years of television that made me laugh. A lot.


Henry Cavill of ‘The Tudors’ Snags Superman

Superman’s new identity has been revealed, and history be damned, it’s England’s 1st Duke of Suffolk. Well actually, it’s his alter-ego,


‘Perfect Couples’ Tries to Be ‘Friends’ for the Modern Audience

Perfect Couples, with its sort-of recognizable cast, sets up the conceit that all couples are weird, no matter how you look at them, and no matter how normal they think they are.


Why the Parents Television Council Is Wrong About ‘Skins’

Yes, Skins is a raw depiction of what teenagers get up to when their parents aren't paying attention, but what exactly makes it a broadcast version of the Apocalypse?


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