Murder, They Watched: Are the French Obsessed with American Crime Drama? | 21 Aug 2012 // 5:15 PM

Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...

Lost In Translation, or, Why 'The Hangover' Can't Just Be 'The Hangover' | 10 Jul 2012 // 5:15 PM

Thanks to translation, the cult '60s British show The Avengers is known to French viewers as Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir, literally "bowler hat and leather boots", a title which could be misconstrued for a show about bondage tips and foot fetish.


NCIS | 1 Oct 2007 // 7:00 PM

In the best episodes of NCIS, the plot is all but incidental.

NCIS: review_item_subtitle | 26 Jun 2006 // 9:00 PM

Bellisario's cast, dialogue, and wild collection of jokes, in-jokes, and meta-jokes, however? These are such stuff as dreams are made of.


‘NCIS’ hits the 200 mark | 6 Feb 2012 // 4:35 AM

PASADENA, Calif. — The CBS drama “NCIS” will join a select group of prime-time TV shows Tuesday when it airs its 200th episode. Only 62 series — out

Readers attack Hollywood cliches | 1 Feb 2010 // 2:00 AM

He is an unlikely candidate for movie hero. To the casual observer, he seems to lack the peculiar inner strength and physical skills of a

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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