Monthly Archives: October 2012

Show Case Post #2 – When it comes to television ‘quality’ doesn’t necessarily mean good

I don’t know how I feel about the 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 example that comes to … Continue reading

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Show Case Post #1 – Mad Men: a social commentary of women in the 50s and 60s

The women of Mad Men vary greatly in their personalities, attitudes and beliefs, offering a social commentary of what life was like for women in America during the 1950s and 1960s. Considering this, the characters of Betty Draper and Peggy … Continue reading

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Comments on other people’s posts

1. Hopelessly Devoted to Reality TV Nice post Gen!  I really liked your arguments about the hybrid of genres, balancing documentary and drama, and the more ‘authentic’ reality programs versus the highly produced ones. I definitely think its true that the appeal of … Continue reading

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Reality TV

Reality TV is an ever-expanding increasingly popular genre on television today, largely thanks to the success of Big Brother. The reality TV category is broad, including infotainment, surveillance reality, fly-on-the-wall docu-soap, reality game, and reality talent formats just to name … Continue reading

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