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  • TV TOGETHER by Lorna Jowett

    TV has traditionally been seen as domestic, and often as social: stereotypical images of families gathered around the television readily come to mind. While we may think such images nostalgic in an era where many households and individuals are multi-scree
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  • THE RISE AND FALL OF TURKISH TV SERIES ON GREEK TELEVISION...

    There is no doubt that the 2012-2013 TV season was the year of Turkish TV series on Greek Television. This year, Turkish TV series seem to follow with mathematical precision an order of causality that leads to their gradual disappearance. Looking back at
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  • GOKU IS PORTUGUESE: DUBBING DRAGON BALL Z AND THE QUESTION...

    Before Pokémon, there was Dragon Ball Z. The series invaded television sets across the world with martial arts, super powers, blood, violence and the seductive power of Japanese animation, quickly becoming a global phenomenon in the 1990s and beyond. Toda
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  • DYING IS AN ART - THEY DO IT EXCEPTIONALLY WELL by David...

    In her book Now a Major Motion Picture (2007), Christine Geraghty addresses the notion of the circular, and describes it in terms of narratives coming back to life and being re-interpreted for their specific time. Similarly, Charlotte Brunsdon's article
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  • SPORT AS LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT by Alexandra Simcock

    Like Jason Jacobs I enjoy watching darts on television. For me an important part of this is the narrative pleasure of following the game develop – the tension of the fall of each dart, so vividly brought to us through the split screen between player’s fac
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  • THE 'OFFICIAL EUROPEAN PREMIER' FOR THE NEW GREEK PUBLIC...

    On 1 January 2014, Greece assumed the rotating presidency of the EU Council. Although it is the fifth time for the county to be in charge of the European Union, holding the presidency comes at a crucial point, a critical transitional juncture for Europe.
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  • ... AND WHAT HAPPENS WITH SPANISH TELEVISION? by Manel...

    One of the most common questions I get asked when I am at a conference abroad is what television is like in my own country. As a researcher mainly interested in British and American television, people ask me if Spanish TV is of the same quality as English
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  • IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR: GERMAN MELODRAMA AND THE EVIDENCE OF...

    The holiday season is a particularly good time to enjoy television. All the broadcasters are pulling out the big guns, scheduling the most popular programmes, investing money in some big dramas, and in general trying to please the public through obviously
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  • JFK, 1964, AND THE BEATLES REDUX by Gary R. Edgerton

    The Kennedy assassination still marks a shared milestone for most Americans whether or not they were alive on November 22, 1963. The psychic rupture it caused is the subject of writer-director Stephen Ives’ ‘1964,’ his latest contribution to PBS’ flagshi
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  • ANYONE SEEN PSYCHOBITCHES? by Christine Geraghty

    So, the first blog of the new year. Perhaps it should be about Christmas and television, a reminiscence of the supposed golden age when the nation was united around the tv set?
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