Monthly Archives: August 2012

Geographies

Let’s talk one of my favourite daytime talk shows (because why not?): Ellen! She’s often passed off as just an everyday talk show host that dances a lot, but Ellen can always make me smile. She has a real knack … Continue reading

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Transmedia Trends

“‘Over the long-long-long-term, generationally long,’” explained the head of Lionsgate, the studio responsible for such prestige dramas as Mad Men and Breaking Bad, “‘it’s very likely that the genre—which I’ll call short-form, truly short-form of five minutes—may be the way … Continue reading

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Live Television: From the Extraordinary to the Everyday

My weeks are punctuated by what’s on TV. Gruen Planet/Sweat/Transfer on a Wednesday night always reminds me with dread that I have five hours of uni the next day and “oh crud, did I have study to do?” During tv … Continue reading

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Television in a Post Broadcast Era

John Hartley’s chapter ‘Less popular but more democratic?’ in Television Studies After TV, explains that television is in constant flux, and what constitutes television is diversifying. Technologically, Hartley says, “TV includes non-broadcast technologies (DVDs, TiVo, BitTorrent files), and it can … Continue reading

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Intro to TV Culture

I’m a self-confessed procrastinator. (Self-confessed AND accused of being: my boyfriend has even taken the time to explain to me the genetics of procrastination, how animals don’t have the “planning” gene and act only on impulse, etc, etc, in what … Continue reading

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