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  • THE GREAT VERONICA MARS REWATCH: MUSINGS ON THE SERIES AND...

    I’ve been thinking about Veronica Mars. On the 12 April 2013, I blogged about the exciting news of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, in which TV creator Rob Thomas and actor Kristen Bell sought crowd funding to produce a cinema reunion film for the
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  • SUICIDE BY OPERA: THE FUCKING IDENTITY POLITICS OF RAKE by...

    Rake is an Australian television series that airs on ABC1 on Sunday nights. Now into its third series, it centrally features Richard Roxburgh as Rake Cleaver Greene, a charismatic but anti-establishment, criminal defence barrister. Cleaver is both a love
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  • TV IS DEAD by Toby Miller

    Every now and then, I get the proverbial swarm flying around my headgear as people announce, predict, or incarnate the end of television. This generally takes the form of remarks such as ‘My children don’t watch television,’ ‘Nobody I know does it,’ or ‘K
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  • THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IS WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGES by...

    As a TV scholar and a science fiction fan, I enjoyed watching An Adventure in Space and Time, a drama documentary about the early years of Doctor Who when it was broadcast in November of last year as part of the series’ fiftieth anniversary celebrations.
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  • BABYLON AND THE COMEDY/DRAMA/POLICE SERIES by Christine...

    It may seem odd to suggest that the second series Bron/Broen (The Bridge 2011-) had a purity of narrative line. This was after all a series that began with a crewless tanker with its hidden plague-ridden cargo drifting into the bridge and ended with a dis
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  • THE RISE OF THE SAGANAUTS by Sarah Niblock

    My eyes lit up when I saw her – I’d dreamt of seeing her in the flesh since I first laid eyes on The Bridge’s detective Saga Noren
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  • BLURRING REALITY AND FICTION IN WWE TRANSMEDIA NARRATIVES...

    The January 2014 announcement of the launch of the WWE Network – an on demand streaming service featuring decades-worth of content of World Wrestling Entertainment programming – made the claim that the Network was to provide an innovative, interactive, an
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  • GOTHIC TIMES by Stacey Abbott

    It is often said that we live in Gothic times. In fact, I think that most generations feel this way as the Gothic embodies uncertainty, anxiety and change, emotions and experiences that so often bubble up around us individually and as a society. These uns
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  • MAKING IT AS A PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL by Toby Miller

    I knew I’d really made it when the New York Times wanted to speak to me about ‘Monocles’ last week. The inquiry was based, said the Grey Lady’s email, on my work about food on television. That in turn derived from something in my dark past.
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  • A NEW WORLD OF TELEVISION by Toby Miller

    I’m in a new world. I’ve left secure employment at the University of California for London and returned to the kind of life I led for a decade from my mid-20s, when I was a member of what we now call the precariat/cognitariat.
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