by Maddy Eldredge
What struck me this week was the interview with Gary Kenton. The sitcoms that we have studied in the previous weeks have reflected the period and the social issues at the time. However, these “Magicoms” were an away to escape and protest the discussion of the social issues. I thought this was interesting because I always considered watching TV, specifically sitcoms as a way of turning off my brain and escaping the discussion of social issues. This, of course, was before I started studying sitcoms more clearly, however, I thought it was interesting that there is a genre of sitcoms that serves this purpose intentionally. I think this is why these were successful. People enjoy having a medium to escape their issues and social issues of the time. These magicoms gave people a way to do so with mindless entertainment.