Category Archives: television

The End of the Magical Negro On TV?

Buried deep in the FT story on how Sony is abandoning the US-First model for TV production, is the remarkable fact that international sales have gone from 50% of a typical drama’s revenues to over 70%. In other words, international … Continue reading

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USA Network’s Satisfaction and the Gay Redefinition of Marriage

Stanley Kurz warned in The National Review that Gay Marriage would redefine marriage. To both include polygamy and polyamory (more takers for the Muslim former than icky swinger latter I would think) and gay norms of marriage: two people who … Continue reading

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TV’s Purge: Get Rid of White Guys

As the kick-off to the Fall 2014 Television season approaches, an interesting dichotomy is showing up. A few networks are betting all in on getting rid of White guys and showing “Diverse” (read: BLACK) characters with a few White women, … Continue reading

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Comcast and Time Warner: The Big Squeeze Begins

Consolidating industries are usually a mark of stress. The Defense industry is notorious for it, trying to reduce competition and cut costs through economies of scale (and screwing over the government customers). The abortive tie-up, since abandoned, of EADS and … Continue reading

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The Return of Mass Media?

Mass media was so Twentieth Century. When people watched three broadcast networks, read a few national newspapers, listened to a few massively popular styles of music and Top 40 artists. From the 1930’s onward, America had a very broad media … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Television Review

Few things in life are so easy and pleasurable as television. In particular, arc-oriented dramatic television. Where a movie can offer a transient two and a half hours at most experience, and generally by two hours has hit the boredom … Continue reading

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Fall Television Review 2012

As the new year fast approaches, it is time to review the Fall TV season for 2012. As noted by many, politics is not just politics, but well, culture. And there are some good and bad things to note in … Continue reading

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