CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST DISCUSSES GRAPHIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES. When season six of the wildly popular fantasy show Game of Thrones premiered, one … Continue reading All Men Must Die: The Rise of Women in Game of Thrones
This evening I was catching up on one of my favorite television shows, Arrow, and just finished an episode which dealt with the aftermath of a mass shooting and touchy subject of gun control. Arrow, which is currently in its fifth season, is a modern take on DC’s Green Arrow, and tells the story of a rich playboy, Oliver Queen, who, after five years of being stranded on an island, returns home to Star City to fight crime with a bow and arrows.
In being in the business for so long, I’ve done everything but rodeo and porn.” -Bea Arthur Over the years, many women have made people laugh and have left huge … Continue reading Comedy’s Golden Girl
The “Jaguar Pitch”, scene that appears in a season 5 episode of Mad Men, is a perfect example of Laura Mulvey’s concept of the “male gaze”, a masculine point of … Continue reading “Mad Men” and the Male Gaze
Cocktails with clients, glamorous parties, and behind the scenes manipulation are common practices implemented by public relations agents in movies and television. Shows like Scandal, Ray Donovan, Mad Men and … Continue reading It’s Handled: How Public Relations is Portrayed in the Media
I made this blog in 2016, and my goal was to look critically at how popular culture reflected current societal trends and values. I didn’t keep up to date on … Continue reading Welcome to the new site
“One of the key characteristics of the comic book medium is that it is not brought to life by just one voice”. -Jim Lee, artist for DC Comics DC Comics … Continue reading The History of DC Comics
Why has American society responded so well to the television anti-hero? Shows like Breaking Bad, Hannibal, The Sopranos, Bates Motel, and Dexter, have dominated our screens and have catapulted their … Continue reading Batman, Hero or Villain?
Everyone in our society is familiar in some way with Star Trek, a franchise that has become a staple in popular culture and that has “warped” its way into the … Continue reading Star Trek The New Frontier: Spaceships, Nebulas, and Inclusion