TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

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…
Wanted's Women on the Run
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
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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.
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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…
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…
Coming Undone: The Undoing, Big Sky, The Deceived and the limits of MeToo
Friday, 18 December 2020 08:29

Coming Undone: The Undoing, Big Sky, The Deceived and the limits of MeToo

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Dennis Broe reviews some more series TV, regrets the reactionary and elitist tendencies of some contemporay feminism, and calls us 'to reach across race and class boundaries installed by a capitalist patriarchy'. Image above: Grace’s Manhattan in The Undoing “The rich are different,” said Fitzgerald, in a languishing dreamy tone.…
What’s Left on the Dial? Alternative TV and Podcasts
Friday, 11 December 2020 11:24

What’s Left on the Dial? Alternative TV and Podcasts

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Dennis Broe gives us a guide to some alternative TV media 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 return to normalcy. The dominant media opposed Trump not…
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