TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

The Deadly Facade Of 'Democracy'
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 19 February 2020 12:06

The Deadly Facade Of 'Democracy'

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 David Cromwell analyses the way that autocratic, runaway capitalism has corrupted the mainstream media, and why there will not, and cannot, be major changes in society without genuine public ownership and control of the media. Image: Democracy Devoured, by kennardphillips If you were mad enough to judge the state of…
Exposing the Culture of Corporate Capitalism: Bro On The Global Television Beat
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:08

Exposing the Culture of Corporate Capitalism: Bro On The Global Television Beat

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Dennis Broe introduces the first instalment of Bro on the Global Television Beat, a new series of TV criticism that covers the best in streaming and Serial TV programmes for British and U.S audiences Episode 1: Steven Knight’s A Christmas Carol: Dickens in the Age of Neoliberalism Steven Knight is…
500 programmes and nothing to watch: Top Ten TV series of 2019
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 18 December 2019 20:52

500 programmes and nothing to watch: Top Ten TV series of 2019

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Dennis Broe reviews the best TV Series of 2019 I could not fit all the series I liked this year into a Top Ten so I have what amounts to a Top 30 best series in global television. At first glance this might indicate that series are improving but let’s…
Godzilla vs. Bambi? American monopoly capitalism vs. European public service broadcasting
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 15 July 2019 13:36

Godzilla vs. Bambi? American monopoly capitalism vs. European public service broadcasting

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Dennis Broe reports from the recent Fontainebleau conference on series TV, and the growing conflict between American-owned media companies and European public service broadcasters The Americans are coming! The Americans are coming! This is the cry of alarm of European broadcasters, the majority of whom are part of publicly owned…
Should politics be comedy? Donald Trump - one giant, bad joke
Friday, 12 July 2019 14:31

Should politics be comedy? Donald Trump - one giant, bad joke

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Doc Ritchie surveys how comedians have treated Trump, one 'giant, bad joke' Republicans are blaming President Obama for creating Donald Trump while others say he was created in a lab when a young real estate developer was bitten by a radioactive douchebag. – Conan O'Brien, American comedian Ukraine, April, 2019:…
The Voices
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:16

The Voices

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The Voices by Jim Mainland, with images by Peter Long The voices arrived every morning. In fact, I often seemed to wake to their jibber-jabber. They weren’t the voices of anyone I knew, despite the intimacy they assumed. They weren’t people who would normally have anything to do with the…
Call the wealthy to account! Serial incest in Game of Thrones and Taboo, and serious tax avoidance in the real world
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:02

Call the wealthy to account! Serial incest in Game of Thrones and Taboo, and serious tax avoidance in the real world

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Dennis Broe finds parallels between the rich and powerful in the final season of Game of Thrones, and their modern-day equivalents in the real world It’s wildly and devilishly seductive, glamourous, and the ultimate expression of unbridled passion. It functions as a key plot device driving the story in shows,…
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