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Reinventing Genre

God only knows what I would be without Big Love. HBO is known for ‘quality tv’, a category that Big Love clings to despite being a tv series that relies on melodramatic conventions typified by daytime soap operas. This mixing … Continue reading

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Narrative complexity, genre and the tv industry

In his article ‘Narrative Complexity in Contemporary American Television’, Jason Mittell explains the contradicting genre of television that has been emerging over the last two decades. While “conventional episodic and serial forms have typified most American television since its inception”, … Continue reading

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