Tag Archives: TV

‘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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“Game of Thrones” roundup

As the fourth season of HBO’s insanely popular fantasy series approaches, the number of articles devoted to the franchise is unsurprisingly in the process of exploding. A few highlights: Over at Film Freak Central, Jefferson Robbins dissects the blu-ray release … Continue reading

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100th Blog Post: Žižek and The Wire

As WordPress helpfully informs me, this newest entry also happens to be my 100th blog post. And what more appropriate way to take note of this than to combine a link to Slavoj Žižek’s recent lecture on “The Wire or the … 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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“Why a Cape? Who wears a Cape?”

I realize I’m late to the party that is NBC’s much-derided superhero TV series The Cape, which ran briefly earlier this year, but which saw its first season cut short following poor reviews and abysmal ratings. Because it first appeared … 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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Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 teaser

After the first season of the Martin Scorsese co-produced mob epic Boardwalk Empire somewhat miraculously succeeded in meeting those unusually high expectations, today’s release of the first teaser for its upcoming second season raises the bar once more for what … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman: An Appreciation

For long afternoons in the office answering e-mails and grading papers, I like to keep a little folder full of junky TV episodes handy: these chores become so much less arduous with episodes of All in the Family, Mr. Show, … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Walking Dead

With the flurry of excitement and press coverage that accompanied my recent PhD defense now finally a thing of the past, the repeated promise of more frequent blog updates is now frustrated by the upcoming conference papers I have committed … Continue reading

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Lists, lists, lists…

While continuing to resist the ubiquitous urge to compile my own Best Films of the ’00s List, I find myself somehow both drawn to and repelled by other people’s lists as they are published all over the place, with more … Continue reading

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