The Russians

"The Americans is back — and it's still the best-kept secret on TV" Finally starting The Americans. It airs on FX, but I'm streaming it from the beginning on Amazon Prime Video. Love that Death Comes to Pemberley's Darcy co-stars! I'm not really familiar with Kerri Russell. I watched a few episodes of Felicity...I think...back … Continue reading The Russians

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"Stop killing off TV’s lesbians: This depressing trope limits storytelling about queer women" What do you do when you really like a show that buries its gays or participates in ‪#‎queerbaiting‬ to avoid gay characters altogether? ‪#‎snowqueen‬‪#‎sleepingwarrior‬ ‪#‎dastiel‬  

Boss is King: Meritocratic​ excuses of wage theft by above-the-line workers in semi-embedded deep texts

After seeing a fan mash-up of Sherlock with House M.D. on YouTube, I was curious what CBS’s Elementary might offer as an updated, American version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. I searched for an interview with one of Elementary’s female producers, and landed on Liz Friedman, a very accomplished television producer and writer who … Continue reading Boss is King: Meritocratic​ excuses of wage theft by above-the-line workers in semi-embedded deep texts

Convergence Breeds Convergence: Crossover in CBS’s Supergirl

https://youtu.be/XtN5lTIUHeA Laura Prudom writing in Variety’s March 22, 2016 article, “Supergirl’ Meets ‘The Flash’: Stars Take Us Behind the Scenes on the Crossover (EXCLUSIVE)” reveals the economic convergence involved in such event programming. Henry Jenkins defines various forms of the post-network phenomena of convergence, the economic variety consisting of the ownership of different forms of media. … Continue reading Convergence Breeds Convergence: Crossover in CBS’s Supergirl

When Voicemails Are Love Letters: Hitting the Repetition Wall in CBS’s The Good Wife

  Best known for its crime procedurals like NCIS and event reality shows like Survivor, CBS doubled-down on its cash cow shows years ago, as unabashed king of back-door pilots spinning off into series. While comedies and non-crime dramas exist and are even popular on the network, the majority of CBS shows are similar in … Continue reading When Voicemails Are Love Letters: Hitting the Repetition Wall in CBS’s The Good Wife