Donald Glover is the showrunner on Atlanta, ‘perhaps the most curious credit in the history of the small screen’.
Donald Glover, Shonda Rhimes, Phoebe Waller-Bridge: they are the 'showrunners' behind some of the biggest hits on the small screen. But what, exactly, is a showrunner?
Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag: until now it has been rare for a female TV character to ‘break the fourth wall’ and address the viewer directly.
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Key to the success of the much-lauded Fleabag is its creator's repurposing of two cliched narrative devices: flashback and breaking the fourth wall.
Teens who see drinking on TV are more likely to drink themselves.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
US astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
Political fissures extend to the TV screen.
The programs that Americans of all political stripes like to watch seem to be united by a common theme.
Daenerys Targaryen as portrayed by actress Emilia Clarke.
Although the universe of "Game of Thrones" evokes the medieval era, several key figures in the series are directly inspired by characters from Roman antiquity.
Emma Thompson is populist demoagogue Vivienne Rook.
Tune in, Donald Trump: it might just save a lot of lives.
The dominant reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” has been that it was a dire prediction of what could be.
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In the year 1984, there was self-congratulatory coverage that the dystopia of the novel had not been realized. However, an expert argues that the technologies described in the novel are here and watching us.
Season 5 of
Black Mirror begins on June 5, 2019.
If "Black Mirror" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing series of the last ten years, it is because of its main character: technology.
Lee was able to communicate that disability is a part of humanity – not separate from it.
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Lee, who is blind and autistic, upended the assumption, held by many, that people with disabilities lack rich interior lives.
It’s guy love, between two guys.
The show's memorable bromances remind viewers that building lasting friendships is just as important as finding love.
Dany and Jon are seen right before he knifes her in the heart – and the back, for that matter.
It's tempting to go along with the notion of Daenerys as Mad Queen in Game of Thrones, but what if, instead Dany was the real heroine of the series, and Jon Snow the real heel?
Reaction videos are just one of many ways that Game of Thrones fans have explored their love for the show online.
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Fan culture is thriving in Westeros. Although HBO's Game of Thrones has ended, fans will ensure that the show lives on (and changes) across multimedia platforms, long into the future.
Some have any easier time than others connecting with fictional worlds and characters.
According to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
Host Jeremy Kyle broadcasting before the show was axed.
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The popular daytime television show has been axed. Here's how programme makers can ensure proper aftercare fro reality show participants.
The cast made it through 279 episodes.
A physicist reflects on the show's made-up Nobel Prize-winning theory of 'super asymmetry' along with how the series showcased authentic science and role models for future STEM students.
The sports gambler from Las Vegas has dominated the game like no one else in its 35-year history.
There have been 'Jeopardy!' greats who can easily answer all the questions, who have mastered the buzzer and who bet big on the Daily Doubles. But Holzhauer possesses an unprecedented level of daring.
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For HBO, online piracy is not the huge issue it represents for the platforms that screen its content.
Ukrainian comedian president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy performs on stage during a show in Brovary, near Kiev, Ukraine.
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What will the decisive outcome mean for Ukraine's relationship with Russian and the West?
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in season 8 of Game of Thrones.
For all its queer characters, Westeros is a gender binary world.