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This week marks the return of the HBO series “True Blood.” For those who haven’t followed the series, “True Blood” is based on a series of pulp-ish novel by Charlene Harris that follows the travails and revelations of Bon Temps, Louisiana after “The Great Revelation” – the moment following the invention of synthetic blood (marketed and sold as “True Blood” which gives us the series title) where Vampires come out in … There’s more to read here.
Last night, Oprah Winfrey ended a 25 year, 4,561 episode run of the Oprah Winfrey Show not in a massive stadium spectacle nor by giving away cars or even having Tom Cruise jumping on the sofa next to her. No, she zeroed in on what the world loves her for: she stood before her regular TV audience – estimated viewing of 48 million per week and probably 60 million watching her finale last … There’s more to read here.
MTV’s Skins: where teens are both consumers and products in America’s increased tolerance for child porn
As a theologian who works in areas of media culture and youth ministry education, it should come as no surprise that I have had a number of people encouraging me to comment on the latest MTV program Skins. For those not familiar with this latest attempt by MTV at capturing the coveted teen viewing market, Skins is a scripted TV show that first aired in the UK and … There’s more to read here.
Ever have that experience when you are listening to the radio or watching a television show and you know you are in the midst of a serious ‘water cooler’ moment? Back in the 90′s, episodes of “ER” and “Friends” evoked such ‘water cooler’ moments: entertainment that was sold as pop entertainment yet hit some nerve in the collective zeitgeist that once you got to work the next day everyone was … There’s more to read here.
Everything happens for a reason. Live together or dies alone.
Well… that was it. Just finished watching the season six (and show) finale of LOST with my Labrador laying at my feet…
The summations of LOST are surely flooding the inboxes, FB status updates, and Tweets of many of your friends even as we speak.
LOST was a show that I came to late in the game. I had recently moved … There’s more to read here.