Erin Giannini, PhD, is an independent scholar in television studies. She's written about product placement and new tech and their effect on TV. She has also published and presented work on religion, socioeconomics, technology, and corporate culture in series such as Supernatural, Dollhouse, Heroes, and Mystery Science Theater 3000, and would like to thank the invention of coffee for making it all possible.
Constrained by a shorter season, iZombie nevertheless goes all out on a global-scale narrative arc.
06 Oct 2017
Can poverty or flaming meteors stop the course of true love? Sometimes.
30 Mar 2017
Like a good editor, Terry McDonell may be invisible, but the insights into writing and editing make up for the author's elusiveness, here.
25 Aug 2016
Trentmann's historical analysis of consumption manages to be both depressing about our habits and hopeful about change.
21 Jun 2016
Bicycle Thieves' exploration of the struggle of everyday people still resonates nearly 70 years later.
11 Apr 2016
In the end, the most important question ends up being the choice between grand gestures and quiet heroism.
05 Apr 2016
The latest release, full of aliens and alternate realities, highlights Corman's many roles in and influence on the film industry.
28 Mar 2016
The latest episode of 11.22.63 is sadly resonant with the contemporary political and social climate.
01 Mar 2016
Each essay in The Princess Bride and Philosophy does precisely what the series intends: offers new perspectives and greater insights into popular culture.
26 Jan 2016
The latest Mystery Science Theater 3000 release offers an excellent, if snarky, tribute to the late, not-so-great American International Pictures studio.
08 Dec 2015
Scottish landscapes, authentic detail, and the female gaze. Who could ask for more?
05 Oct 2015
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