Monthly Archives: September 2012

Betty Draper: a social commentary of women in the 50s and 60s

Search “I hate Betty Draper” into Google and you will come across hundreds of pages with fans of the show slamming her cold nature, and childish ways. Having watched all five seasons I tend to agree with such claims, however … Continue reading

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Big Love – Reinventing Genre

Whilst HBO’s Big Love falls into the realm of ‘quality’ television, it highlights the influences that other genres may have on shaping a program. In the case of Big Love the heightened melodrama is reminiscent of that of soap operas, … Continue reading

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When it comes to television, ‘quality’ doesn’t necessarily mean good

I don’t know how I feel about he term “quality TV”. It automatically assumes the program must be good and worth watching, however in my experience of viewing such shows this isn’t always the case. One recent example that comes … Continue reading

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Matters of taste

The HBO series Game of Thrones is heavily reviewed, and analyzed in the cyber world, revealing a clash of ‘taste’ cultures, and highlighting the fact television shows do not just appeal to a single style of audience or type of … Continue reading

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