by: Sharon Shahaf / University of Texas at Austin
Kohav Nolad, Israel’s version of “Idol,” illustrates the dialectic between local and global trends in TV as the program transforms itself in a time of war.
by: Mary Desjardins / Dartmouth College
A meditation on the continued use of California as a narrative landscape of budding potentialities and stifling eventualities through revived melodramas like The O.C. and Veronica Mars, and reality programs such as The Real Housewives of Orange County and Laguna Beach.
by: Elana Levine / University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
How genres collide on MTV’s prime-time.
by: Moya Luckett / New York University
The internet has seen an explosion in the number of programs offering recaps of television programs. How are these recaps serving to extend and repeat television’s texts, and what does their popularity say about viewers’ relationship with recaps?
by: Walter Metz / Montana State University at Bozeman
At first Lucky Louie seems like a a sex- and expletive-filled version of The Honeymooners, but, after ten episodes, it also appears to be is the most intertextually rich show on television.