Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mad Men: The Most Feminine (and Revealing) Show on Cable TV

A recent (Friday, August 7, 2009, Weekend Journal, P1) article in the Wall Street Journal contained a few odd hints about the future of cable Televsion. First, it’s very girly. The AMC series “Mad Men” may be the most profoundly … Continue reading

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The Pittsburgh Shootings and the Question of Violence

The Pittsburgh area shootings at an LA Fitness center by gunman George Soldini has left 5 dead and 15 wounded. While getting a lot of attention, for a variety of reasons, including the killer’s diary, his resentment towards women, loner … Continue reading

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NBC Continues the Idiocy: Steve Carrell’s Production Company to Remake Rockford Files

File this under stupidity. NBC will remake the Rockford Files. Set to run the show is “House” co-creator David Shore (“Law and Order,” “Family Law”). NBC has no clue. A remake, destined to fail, of one of the all-time great … Continue reading

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NBC bets on Cable: Hollywood’s Detroit Rock City

The Wall Street Journal reports that NBC has elevated Jeff Glaspin to chair it’s entertainment television business. Glaspin’s background is in cable TV, being most noted for running NBC’s cable channels including USA and Bravo. Glaspin is associated with “Queer … Continue reading

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Twilight at Comic-Con: The Feminization of Fantasy

I half expect a South Park Episode to come out any day now, based on the tween girl explosions over vampires and fantasy: “Reading is Gay.” Fantasy, a realm formerly associated with nerdy males and authors like Robert E. Howard … Continue reading

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