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Alison DiLaurentis in the Series Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars is a series about four girls who got reunited a year after the murder of their loved one Alison DiLaurentis, who was the one who united the four of them in the first place. Alison Dilaurentis who is played by Sasha Pieterse, was the Queen Bee of Rosewood’s teenage society. She was best friend with Aria M...
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Alternative Journalism in The Daily Show
Alternative Journalism in “The Daily Show” When watching shows such as “Saturday Night Live” or “The Daily Show” solely for entertainment purposes, one may not think that this type of media is not just an amusing talk show, but a form of alternative journalism. Alternative journalism is described as rather than following p...
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The Changes in the Stereotypical View of Women in the Character of Mel in Melissa and Joey, an American Television Series
On Women and the Media In recent years, changes have been made to the portrayals of female
characters within television shows and movies. These changes challenge the
stereotypical view of women. No longer are women mere housewives. Nor do
they hide themselves beneath the facade of "the perfect girl." Instead,
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Chauvinistic Ideas Against Women in Melissa and Joey, an American Sitcom
Melissa and Joey’s Obscured Chauvinism In the past, it was rare to find American women in the media portrayed outside of their stereotypical roles. Women were simple: they cooked, they cleaned, and they yielded to men. The onset of the twenty-first century, however, sparked a change in the media. Women in television shows...
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The Concept of Identification and Social Influence in Prison Break, an American Television Series
Identification and social influence occurs mainly when two or more people acquit and interact with one another. Social influence is the process where another person or party affects an individual’s emotion, opinion and behavior. Identification brings about mind change where an individual assimilate and transforms fully or t...
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The Queer Theory Applied to the Character of Stevie in Family Guy, a Television Series
Micro Essay 6 Queer theory refers to any deviance from straight values that can be marked as non-, anti-straight, or contra-. Alexander Doty believes that queerness should be seen as anything that does not follow the norms set by a straight society. The reductive take on queerness in reference to sexual orientation is op...
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The Lives of Midwives in Poor East Side of London in Call the Midwife, a Medical Drama Series
Call the Midwife is a medical drama series based on a book written by a former nurse in England. Based on 1957, the series demonstrate the cultural, religious and technological barriers that hindered the nurses from being able to help the sick. Call the Midwife follows the lives of several midwives who are stationed in a nu...
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The Different Societal Issues Portrayed in Orange Is the New Black, a Netflix Show
The Netflix original show, Orange is The New Black, is centered on the story of Piper Chapman as she is sentenced to prison for transporting drugs over the country’s borders. Although she did so unknowingly, Piper was a drug mule for her then girlfriend Alex Vause. She has since grown up, she’s become a successful busines...
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The Origin and History of Anime
Anime today, one of the most popular entertainment forms to sweep the world, has affected many people all over the world. Even though these cartoons are Japanese, over the years, they have been adopted by many other countries. Being an otaku (fan) of anime is taken very serious by most, attending conventions all over the co...
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An Analysis of a Scene from the Show Gossip Girl with the Use of Sociological Theories on Television
Theory On Television The scene I will be describing is from the show, Gossip Girl. The setting is present day in Manhattan, New York that revolves around the lives of over privileged teenagers attending a prestigious private prep school. The scene showcases a trio group with their “leader,” Blair Waldorf on the steps at th...
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The Series Breaking Bad: The Transformation of Walter White
Save Walter White! The desperate old man has stage-four lung cancer, and his doctors will not accept the insurance that his poor high school teaching job provides. What a sad soul with such a ravaging, pre-destined expiration. Wrong! Walter White was no more a cancer victim than a cat is a dog. In fact, White’s death senten...
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Noah's Road to Resistance and Resilience in War Chest, an Episode of Underground
Noah’s Road to Resistance and Resilience In elementary school, students are only told briefly about the history of slavery. In high school, we are shown a new perspective that only highlights the violence and numerous deaths that went on during the transatlantic slave period. While my mind was reminiscing about the two mil...
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A Study of the Influence of Television in American Society
For this research paper, I plan on researching how the last 20 years of primetime television affects the brain of casual United States based viewers. Primetime television has its allotted 7PM-10PM time slot because that is when its most watched, I would like to focus on this as well. I would like to see if the shows influ...
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An Analysis of Human Reactions to Panic and Chaos in The Shelter, an Episode in Twilight Zone
Twilight Zone: “The Shelter” Twilight Zone, created and narrated by Rod Serling, is an American television series that made its debut on November 24, 1958. This anthropology series touches on numerous themes, such as racism, war, social issues and politics. The storyline of each episode usually follows ordinary, everyday f...
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An Analysis of the Couples in Parks and Recreation, an American Political Comedy
Assignment 4 The first fictional couple that is being discussed is from the show Parks and Recreation. The couple is Leslie Knope, the main character, and Ben Wyatt. These two characters met each other by working in the same building. They, at first, did not get along but due to their close proximity to one another, they b...
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The Impact and Promotion of Anti-Religious Beliefs in Family Guy, an Adult Animated Sitcom by Seth MacFarlane
Moral guidance in the form of artistic expression is a timeless tradition which still exists today. Over time, these artistic mediums have taken many different forms, ranging from paintings to television programs and films. Our sense of morals and decency is derived from what we interpret to be “socially acceptable.” Throug...
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The Black Dynasty in Empire, an American Musical Drama Television Series by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong
For my journal I watched Fox’s Empire which follows a black American family with a hip hop company called Empire that the main character is going to give to one of his three sons who are in a constant battle to take it over and be chosen to someday run Empire. I picked Empire specifically for this journal because it deals w...
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An Comparison of the Hollywood's CSI and the Real Life CSI
After watching the videos comparing Hollywood’s ideas of CSI and what real life CSI actually is, I see how unrealistic the TV version is. There are many differences regarding Hollywood vs. real life. In TV shows portraying CSI, they make it seem as getting DNA back from evidence is a super quick process, when really it’s th...
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The Impact of HBO in the Viewing Experience of Americans
Inside HBO: The Impact of the Home Box Office Television has been considered to be one of the most prominent aspects of American culture since it was released to the public after World War II. In those decades, since, the business of television has grown to become a multibillion dollar industry with markets spanning the g...
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An Analysis of Chandler Bing, a Character Played by Matthew Perry in Friends, a Timeless Sitcom
So no one told you life was gonna be this way Your job's a joke, you're broke, you're love life's D.O.A It's like you're always stuck in second gear When it hasn't been your day, your week Your month or even your year but I’ll be there for you (The Rembrandts 1-6) Above are the first six lines to the theme song for t...
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An Analysis of the Character of Sherlock Holmes in the Television Series, Sherlock
The Character Analysis of Sherlock Homes In the BBC America version of “Sherlock”, I found that Sherlock himself would be an intriguing character that I really wanted to observe get into more depth about. For this project I decided to watch two, hour and a half long episodes of “Sherlock.” The first one was season one, epi...
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Dexter Morgan: The Unusual Hero of the Modern Society in the Television Series, Dexter
Ever since the first season of Dexter in October of 2006, millions of viewers gathered around their television sets and computer desks to watch everyone’s favorite serial killer in action. It was made easy for viewers to sympathize with a murderer, to hold him up at a standard that only most “heroes” are held up to in today...
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An Analysis of the New Netflix Show Called Daredevil
In March of 2015, Netflix released an original show called Daredevil. The show stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson, and Elden Henson. Daredevil received very good reviews, earning an 8.8 out of 10 on the International Movie Database, and it was nominated for five primetime Emmys as well as countless other...
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The Search for Adam's True Identity in The Family, an ABC Network Show
Season one of the new ABC show The Family begins off strong and draws millions of people in. The series follows the Mayor of a small town in Maine and her family who is affected by the return of her son, Adam Warren, after being presumed dead ten years earlier when he had gone missing. But within the first episode, many won...
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Intersectionality in TV Series Through the Eyes of an Avid Netflix Watcher
Intersectionality in Media: Representation is not Optional As an underclassman in high school, I was an avid Netflix watcher. The majority of my free time was spent watching the latest episode of a show, and then creating art about it or discussing the characters with my friends. Shows such as Supernatural, Sherlock, and...
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