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“Mother Daughter Sister Wife”: Gender on Comedy Central

February 27, 2014
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“Mother Daughter Sister Wife”: Gender on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has long courted young men with disconcerting portrayals of women, but several of its programs this spring provide small indications of a different politics of representation.
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Olympic commercials: A quick lesson in corporate ownership

February 25, 2014
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Olympic commercials: A quick lesson in corporate ownership

it’s not enough to talk about individual companies trading in on the Olympics: many of the corporate sponsors are making money off of other companies making money off of the Olympics
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Sucks to Be Ru: America’s new Russian Other

February 21, 2014
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Sucks to Be Ru: America’s new Russian Other

The unending string of hilarious #SochiProblems and daily stories of government gluttony have positioned Russia as a sort of shadow version of the American Way of Life.
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My TV Valentine: Big Block Sing Song

February 14, 2014
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My TV Valentine: <i>Big Block Sing Song</i>

"Part Flight of the Conchords, part sincere, part ethnographic in their understanding of how kids’ heads work, and funny, relaxing, and ear-wormy, they are my favorite thing on television."
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Television that I Love: A Valentine to Unpredictable Melodrama

February 10, 2014
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Television that I Love: A Valentine to Unpredictable Melodrama

Sometimes love surprises us; I never thought I’d love Sons of Anarchy.
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“She Loves You”: The Beatles, Girl Culture, and The Ed Sullivan Show

February 7, 2014
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“She Loves You”: The Beatles, Girl Culture, and <em>The Ed Sullivan Show</em>

The Beatles appealed to girls through familiar and comforting girl-group discourse, but they also became the “bad boys” who worried parents. Such rebelliousness, however, was managed through androgyny, not conventional masculinity.
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Bollywood, Hollywood — Trollywood?

February 6, 2014
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Bollywood, Hollywood — Trollywood?

Somewhere in the British/American relationship, a distinct genre of television has originated, which I propose to call “Trollywood.”
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What’s a Two Year-Old Girl To Do (or Watch)?

February 5, 2014
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What’s a Two Year-Old Girl To Do (or Watch)?

On the heels of some binge-viewing, Jonathan Gray discusses Disney Junior’s three female-centered original series
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Flow (Still) Matters

January 23, 2014
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Flow (Still) Matters

Despite the way flow helped coalesce our field, there's not really an overwhelming body of flow work, especially with regard to the pleasure people derive from it.
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Amazon’s Betas: From the Valley to the City

December 23, 2013
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Amazon’s Betas: From the Valley to the City

Space is not neutral, especially the mobile app world in San Francisco.
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Check-in vs. See It: How Twitter’s Latest Moves Impact GetGlue

October 25, 2013
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Check-in vs. See It: How Twitter’s Latest Moves Impact GetGlue

The Twitter-Comcast partnership and their See It feature could have interesting consequences for lesser social networks like GetGlue and Viggle.
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Change and Continuity on Saturday Night Live

October 9, 2013
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Change and Continuity on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>

Despite a rough start to the season, Saturday Night Live continues to be a fascinating case study for understanding American television.
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More Fall Premieres

October 3, 2013
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More Fall Premieres

As successive posts pushed our Fall pilot reviews down to the hinterland of Page 2, we remind you that they're there with handy links.
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Fall Premieres 2013: ABC

September 26, 2013
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Fall Premieres 2013: ABC

Antenna contributors review the new fall series from the alphabet network.
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The Diets of the Goldbergs

August 20, 2013
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The Diets of the Goldbergs

Jennifer Lynn Jones explores dieting episodes in the classic family sitcom, The Goldbergs.
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