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‘Must-Watch’ TV and immaterial labor

Sure, we’ve all bought into the ‘New Golden Age of TV’ rhetoric that has come to surround the past 15 years of prestige drama, esp. on premium cable channels like HBO. Yet television, which in my experience at least was mostly associated … Continue reading

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TV Talk

It was my great pleasure to appear as a guest on the new episode of Dutch podcast Onder Mediadoctoren (‘Amongst Media Doctors’), where the topic was binge-watching. This monthly program brings together Dutch media scholars reflecting on contemporary topics that range from reality … Continue reading

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TV season update: spring 2012

With the completion of my book on neoliberalism and superhero movies overshadowing all other writing activities at present, the only thing I take time for besides rethinking and revising my chapters is occasional breaks for unmissable TV shows. And even … Continue reading

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Naked Fantasy: “Game of Thrones” and Prudish American Critics

As a follow-up to my previous post recommending the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Salon’s TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz commented yesterday on the wave of negative commentary that has been elicited by the presence of allegedly gratuitous … Continue reading

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Current TV: Recommended First Seasons

Now that Deadline Hell is finally and incredibly -if temporarily- a thing of the past, I’m finding some time catch up with backlogged TV series that have been accumulating on my hard disk. Obviously, the real stunner as far as … Continue reading

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