Monthly Archives: July 2016

Transparent

This week while watching the show Transparent, I found myself mesmerized by the characters and wanting to know what happens next right away.  While watching the show I couldn’t help but think about the parallels between this family and the … Continue reading

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Black Sitcoms: Why is there No Evolution?

By: Kim Bowen As I was reading the excerpt on the Black sitcoms I couldn’t help but notice that yes there have been many different sitcoms to depict the black lives that are lived everyday, but none of them are … Continue reading

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Utilizing “The Platform”

By Sarah Teegarden This week’s readings and shows talked a lot about shows that represent very underrepresented communities like disabled people and LGBTQ members. Television is any amazing platform for giving messages to the public. Now a days there are even … Continue reading

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Under Representation of Disability

By: Sarah Boyce Like Bradley, my favorite part about this week’s lesson was the “Disability and Sitcom” section. I had never really thought about the lack of representation of disabilities, both visibly apparent and mentally, in situation comedies. I am a … Continue reading

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Promoting Unrealistic Realities

By Jake Moross: Something I’ve noticed across several of the sitcom shows that we have studied is the way that certain real world realities, often times realities that are traditionally more taboo, are hidden from being portrayed on the shows. Specifically, heteronormativity, … Continue reading

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Disability in Sitcoms

By: Bradley Sawyer This week, I really enjoyed the section on Disability in Sitcoms and the “Pilot” episode of Legit. I appreciated James Schultz’s chapter and felt a connection to his work since he is a WFU alumnus and recently … Continue reading

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New Family Sitcom

-Maddy Eldredge I thought that Transparency did a great job at making the story relatable and believable. It was relevant and unlike Modern Family, didn’t use as much comedy to portray the message. It reaches the audience in a new … Continue reading

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