TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Same old same old: Downton Abbey and the reactionary construction of exclusive Englishness
Monday, 25 April 2022 09:19

Same old same old: Downton Abbey and the reactionary construction of exclusive Englishness

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Stuart Cartland argues that Downton Abbey is a conservative ideological vehicle that is far more than just a harmless, jolly romp With the upcoming release of the new Downton Abbey movie in cinemas it’s time to look a little more closely at what this movie might actually represent – a…
Another European Invasion: Corporate Streamers and Spring Television Preview
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 03 April 2022 10:17

Another European Invasion: Corporate Streamers and Spring Television Preview

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The largest television festival in the world, Series Mania at Lille in Northern France, where 40 percent of all French television series are shot, just ended. Although everyone paid homage to the invasion in Ukraine, what was also often unstated was how to deal with another invasion, that of the…
Stories of the Lust for Profit in 2021: the Year in Global Streaming
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 20 December 2021 18:35

Stories of the Lust for Profit in 2021: the Year in Global Streaming

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This year’s Top 40 Serial TV Series unfolds against a background of continually rising inequality. Thomas Piketty (Capital in the 21st Century) and company released their figures charting global disparities exacerbated by Covid, this was front page news in Le Monde and ignored in the U.S. Billionaires have captured much…
Cancel Enid Blyton! The familiar, tired tropes of GB News and anti-Woke media
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…
Marginalised and forgotten: indigenous and working-class people in TV series
Monday, 21 December 2020 21:15

Marginalised and forgotten: indigenous and working-class people in TV series

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Dennis Broe reviews TV series that focus on indigenous and working-class themes, including Mystery Road, Don’t Forget The Driver, The Connors, and Superstore. Image above: Aaron Pedersen as Jay Swan in Mystery Road Few series on television focus either on both the earth’s first inhabitants, the indigenous, now mostly quartered…
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