The Evolution of American Television Storytelling

For the first thirty years of its existence, television was skewered as basic entertainment for the masses. Horace Newcomb, in his 1979 book Television: The Critical View, sites the then widespread view that “excellence in television is taken to be the exception with continual surprise.” The last fifteen years, on...
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Sons of Liberty: Scripted Television Makes a Comeback

The three-part series titled Sons of Liberty will be airing today, tomorrow and the next day. The series will feature the boys of America (Franklin, Adams and Adams, Revere, Hancock, etc.). But one thing we noticed is that statement of "scripted television series" in each commercial. Unfortunately, there is a...
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Hannibal: Season 3 Trailer

Season three is upon us and we couldn't be more ready for Will and Hannibal to reconnect.  We'd also like to clear up that each episode is, technically, not named after a different meal course. These names are are related...
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Gotham: Episode 5 Recap: Viper

If you forgot that Gotham was based on a comic book, this episode quickly reminds you. The last two episodes focused on Gotham’s underground and Gordon’s moral struggle. It also featured silly villains that our beloved Dark Knight would laugh at. Without the occasional lines from Nigma, I almost forgot...
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'Gotham' Episode 4 Recap: Arkham

This week Fox ordered a full season of Gotham, extending the season to 22 episodes. Fox’s vote of confidence isn’t surprising given that Gotham is the network’s star player this season. The dark underworld of Gotham city has many players, but the most influential character these first few episodes has...
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