TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Stories of the Lust for Profit in 2021: the Year in Global Streaming
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
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…
Marginalised and forgotten: indigenous and working-class people in TV series
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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…
Green Frontier and Wild District: The Bolivarian vs. The Bolsonarian Revolution
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 16 August 2020 08:30

Green Frontier and Wild District: The Bolivarian vs. The Bolsonarian Revolution

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Dennis Broe reviews Green Frontier and Wild District, two shockingly different approaches to South American struggles for political liberation. The image above is from Green Frontier Two series from Colombia, Green Frontier and Wild District, both Netflix originals and both made by the same production house, Dynamo, stake out the…
Broadcasting and Beyond: proposals for progressive media
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 04 August 2020 15:56

Broadcasting and Beyond: proposals for progressive media

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Rod Stoneman outlines proposals for developing new, more radical and progressive media You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. It comes from non- conformity – the courage to invent the future. - Thomas Sankara. Recently sketching an account of my experiences working in Channel 4…
A Strange Bird: Comcast and Universal's Peacock streaming service
Monday, 27 July 2020 09:59

A Strange Bird: Comcast and Universal's Peacock streaming service

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Dennis Broe continues his review of series TV with a sceptical look at Comcast and Universal's Peacock, the latest streaming service from the world of capitalist media conglomerates Do we need yet another television network/movie studio/cable station conglomerate turned into a streaming service whose main contribution is to put its…
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