For a foreigner in the UK, the most telling part of this observational documentary are British households’ responses to recent political events.
Comedy Central’s new sketch comedy program Kroll Show offers an infinite regression of media industry meta-discourses, recreating a dominant reading position that masquerades as oppositional.
Reality Gendervision: Sexuality and Gender on Reality TV Conference, on April 26-27, 2013, at Indiana University.
What I find frustrating about the show is not simply that it ends up Othering the world, but that it could be so much better. It’s like a B student who writes occasionally brilliant sentences, yet who isn’t trying hard enough.
WE’s new series, produced by and starring Joan & Melissa Rivers draws attention to the artifice of reality TV, but in the fourth episode, the mask slips and reveals something that may be…possibly…perhaps…”real”…
While the basic format of Project Runway has made its way to other countries, its scheduling model has been lost in translation.
This season is painful to watch, but not in a fun, carnivalesque way. Rather, the pain seems to be much more serious and reveals the emotional trauma that we can experience when we blindly submit ourselves to normative ideas of patriarchy and the nuclear family.
The most memorable part of being a Maury audience member was learning how the show achieves such a consistently united, cacophonous reaction from its audience: through coaching from the production crew.
While controversy is nothing new for reality TV, the political overtones of Bristol Palin’s run on Dancing with the Stars illuminate the genre’s tenuous relationship with the principles of democracy.