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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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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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Whose cuisine will reign supreme? Iron Chef

Back in year seven and eight when I had nothing better to do on a Saturday night, my sister and I would watch Iron Chef: Japan. Created in 1993, Iron Chef is a cooking competition on which cooks from all … Continue reading

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Transmedia and The Webisode

Television is no longer the easy medium to define that once was. Today, the convergence of television with the Internet, and other digital innovations has brought a whole new understanding of what television is. The Internet can be seen to … Continue reading

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