People aren’t watching this series for the history but rather for the sex, gore, and occasional plot, which periodically crept up despite the best efforts of the writers and production staff.
Some shows currently airing need a bit of a gentle kick in the rump to remind them that it’s time to exit stage right.
There’s nothing to make Alcatraz stand out so far from among other offerings in the field.
There is something deliciously, appealingly democratic about people working together for survival. Watching that, we have to imagine ourselves doing something, taking action, being the movement instead of waiting to be moved.
This season of Downton Abbey is all about boundaries of the body and the deconstruction of social order through warfare.
Doctor Who fans are not likely to be disappointed by “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe”
Consumers of media and pop culture are conditioned to view misery as entertainment, and to receiving an emotional reward at the end in the form of a happy ending to make them feel comfortable with the fact that they are enjoying the experience of seeing people at some of the worst times in their lives.
Apparently ABC has decided to specialise in uplifting rags to riches fairytales for viewers, a reminder that those who are patient and work hard and develop a nice set of manners may, just may, have a chance at escaping poverty
In 2011, 14 states passed laws ostensibly to prevent ‘fraud’ at the polls. These laws, championed by Republicans, were primarily aimed at an entirely different purpose: Limiting voting rights for poor people, people of colour, nonwhite people, people with disabilities, younger people, and older adults. Many voters in this demographic, oddly enough, tend to vote with the Democratic party.
The decision to place Revenge in The Hamptons created an ideal opportunity to retain the class issues embedded in The Count of Monte Cristo and update them for a new audience.