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Mini Ethnography

Television’s role in society and individual people’s lives has become prominent since televisions became standard in people’s homes. Anything that is so widespread likely affects many aspects of peoples life. Attempting to learn about and find ways in which Television … Continue reading

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Blog Update #2

This semester I’m following two blogs. One is Antenna, which is about media and culture. It’s based out of The University of Wisconsin- Madison and is updated by a group of people, not just one.  Each post has a compelling … Continue reading

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“Using Entertainment for Substance”: A 30 Rock Episode Analysis

30 Rock, an NBC sitcom, is a show about control. That’s one of the themes running through the series as a whole: that the people who have it all together in this world are the people in control. They are … Continue reading

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First Blog Update

This semester I’ve been following two blogs related to television criticism. One of the blogs I’ve been keeping up with is Antenna, which is about media and culture. It’s based out of The University of Wisconsin- Madison and is updated … Continue reading

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On Opening Credits

Recently I was watching the commentary to one of my favorite shows: 30 Rock.  During the commentary for episode titled: “Deal Breakers Talk Show” in season four Scott Adsit comments on Liz Lemons new talk show’s opening credits. He says … Continue reading

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An anlysis of 30 Rock: It’s not HBO, It’s telvision.

Entertainment is a social construct. Every society, community, and culture defines entertainment for themselves.  In many places television, because it is both cheap and easily accessible, has become a viable, and perhaps even a popular, form of entertainment. To many … Continue reading

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Comedy Sells

So what do you if love comedy and have an interest in video production? Go into advertising of course. They are Vacant Manifesto. They’re a group of  three guys who perform and create comedy, not unlike The Lonely Island, who … Continue reading

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