TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Highlighting and concealing class conflict as inequality intensifies: new TV series
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 11:55

Highlighting and concealing class conflict as inequality intensifies: new TV series

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Dennis Broe reviews some forthcoming TV series, presented at the recent Series Mania festival in Lille It’s Emmy Award season – but rather than dwell on television’s past it might be better to dwell on its future. What follows are the best (and worst) of fall series previewed at the…
Series, series everywhere with no audience spared: what’s new from the world of streaming
Tuesday, 07 September 2021 21:18

Series, series everywhere with no audience spared: what’s new from the world of streaming

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Dennis Broe reports from Series Mania, at Lille If not the largest, it is certainly, as Hagai Levi, the showrunner of HBO’s lead fall series Scenes From a Marriage and festival jury president, termed it, “the most important” television festival in the world.” This year’s edition of Series Mania at…
Channel 4 for sale?
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 02 September 2021 08:34

Channel 4 for sale?

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Rod Stoneman discusses the possible privatisation of Channel 4, and options for democratising and radicalising the channel Any thinking about the government’s proposed privatisation of Channel 4 should start by linking the future of the station with its past. In 1982 its guiding precepts were innovation and extending the range…
Streamers versus Socialism
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 17 August 2021 09:07

Streamers versus Socialism

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Dennis Broe reports on how the streaming services are attempting to subvert government-financed and often more progressive film and television production As was detailed in Part 1 of this series, the “epic” battle being waged, or rather being reported on in the corporate entertainment press, is between streamers and theatres…
Cancel Enid Blyton! The familiar, tired tropes of GB News and anti-Woke media
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 18 June 2021 12:11

Cancel Enid Blyton! The familiar, tired tropes of GB News and anti-Woke media

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Stuart Cartland on Conservative populism and anti-Woke TV: how the launch of GB News represents updated versions of familiar, tired tropes. GB News represents an updated version or equivalent to the familiar and well-worn tropes of anti-political correctness of previous years. The political right dominates British media outlets and the…
Wanted's Women on the Run
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 26 May 2021 10:30

Varieties of working-class women: Wanted, Bitter Daisies and Mare of Easttown

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Dennis Broe discusses various depictions of working-class women in Wanted, Bitter Daisies, and Mare of Easttown In large parts of the world anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of women are now actively engaged in the workplace, with most earning less than men and many performing the essential service and…
Pros and Cons: Scamming Neoliberal Scammers
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 08:33

Pros and Cons: Scamming Neoliberal Scammers

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Dennis Broe continues his reviews on TV series The shrinking middle class, and the pressures put on that class to survive an onslaught from the top directed at them and their working-class compatriots, is the subject of a number of contemporary series. Ozark, the most popular series on Netflix, has…
Carnivore Culture, not Cancel Culture: The Mandalorian Season 2
Sunday, 14 February 2021 12:13

Carnivore Culture, not Cancel Culture: The Mandalorian Season 2

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Dennis Broe continues his series of reviews, discussing The Mandalorian Season 2 and the growing limits on creativity in streaming services One of the surprise hits of the contemporary streaming era is the first original series on Disney+, The Mandalorian. A surprise not because it was a hit – any…
What's Left on the Dial? Alternative TV in the U.S.
Friday, 01 January 2021 09:56

What's Left on the Dial? Alternative TV in the U.S.

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Dennis Broe reviews alternative TV and podcasts in the US. Image above: Amber Ruffin as Melania Trump on Late Night The US election has finally been secured with even Donald Trump tacitly acknowledging that he lost. In the aftermath, the mainstream media has now swung behind Joe Biden and the…
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