Monthly Archives: October 2014

Femininity, Duality, and a Subversive Twist

This is an adapted version of my first essay for Gender and Hitchcock. A critical look at Hitchcock’s films can reveal an interesting relationship and portrayal of masculinity and femininity. In many of his films, there are two central characters … Continue reading

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A Little Something to Celebrate the Season

Here’s a reflection on some of my scariest viewing experiences on my Huffington Post blog, a place where I occasionally place reflections on things that are (hopefully!) of general interest.

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The Categorization of Gay Characters in Sitcoms and TV Dramas (Savannah Hansen)

This is a shortened version of my second essay: Since the 1970s, when both the sitcom and tv drama genres saw the first inclusions of gay characters, the television landscape has been changing in its representation of gay characters and … Continue reading

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Life After The Office

I had a thought last Thursday…….I miss The Office. Every Thursday at 9 pm I used to have the joy of watching a bumbling buffoon with his assistant to the regional manager by side make a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvannia … Continue reading

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Saved by the Bell: A Groundbreaking Series

Below is a shortened version of my first essay: As the 1990s approached, television stations started airing new sitcoms that diverged the focus from the typical “family sitcom” and instead, developed more complex storylines. One of the first sitcoms to participate … Continue reading

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Dear White People

This afternoon at the Grande I saw an incredible film called Dear White People, and as I raved about it to everyone I saw this evening, I was shocked to find out how few people have heard of it. Here … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Kardashians as the Modern Family Sitcom

This post is adapted from my longer essay #1. Familial life has long been the center of situation comedies’ plots, as this form of sitcom is intensely popular with both advertisers and audiences.  This is partly due to the fact … Continue reading

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