Category Archives: Trend-Spotting

Invisible Disabilities on TV: Why Can’t They Get It Right?

Almost every TV show has at least one episode with a character who has a condition like Asthma, Diabetes, Asperger’s, etc. Nowadays, there are even entire TV series with leading characters who have so-called invisible disabilities, but how many of … Continue reading

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A Bright Outlook on These Dark Times

I’ve decided to do text-based posts that run parallel in subject matter to the new podcast. Not an exact transcript necessarily, but pretty close. This is the first. We know a lot about this situation (living under the weight of … Continue reading

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Does Film School Make You Watch More or Less Movies?

One of the funnier aspects of being in a real bonafide film school now is that all of the teachers continuously prod students to watch more TV and movies. This is hilarious to me because I accustomed to watching hours … Continue reading

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Where’s All the Good TV Gone?

The Situation With the preponderance of “reality” shows, game shows, and just poorly written primetime soap operas masquerading as sit-coms and ‘dramas,’ it’s getting increasingly difficult to find more than a couple of shows worth watching. Even I (who used … Continue reading

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The Spontaneous Precipitation of Fairy Tale Rip offs

At first the sudden appearance TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time seemed fallout from the not one but two movies about Snow White made in the last year or so. But that was only the beginning. Now … Continue reading

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How to Remember Movies Fondly, Even When They Stink

Try watching a few movies you only saw once or twice when you were a kid and see how well you remember them. Not only will you remember them differently than other people, but you might have even rewritten the … Continue reading

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Is There a Stereotype for TV Medical Examiners?

A little while ago, I just happened to find myself watching a few episodes of various shows about people who examine the dead and solve crimes; namely Quincy M.E, Crossing Jordan, Dexter, and Bones. In doing so, however, I noticed … Continue reading

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What is Feminist Media?

There seem to be several different definitions for the term “feminist cinema,” (or TV, as the case may be). To some, unfortunately, it means films with self-proclaimed “bitches” who spend an hour-and-a-half man-bashing, complaining about cosmetics/shaving and other methods of hair removal/magazine … Continue reading

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Where Are All the Christmas Movies?

In going to watch a movie the other day, I noticed a distinct lack of holiday/Christmas movies in theaters. There are about two that I know of (Arthur Christmas and A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas), but other than … Continue reading

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All Reruns All the Time, and Other Recent TV Maladies

For the most past few years, I’ve pretty much entirely been watching “TV” on the internet by streaming from places like Hulu or Netflix. Starting a month or so ago, I began watching actual TV again and found that some … Continue reading

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