Popular sitcoms like Modern Family avoid reflecting on wider economic realities: Roseanne has filled a void.
When it debuted in 1988, Roseanne was a breath of fresh air against the conservative middle class family sitcoms then on air. Its reboot in 2018 feels just as relevant.
In Season Two, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) reclaims the identity stripped from her by GIlead.
In the much awaited second season of the TV series, Offred is more openly defiant than she was in Margaret Atwood's novel. Still, the first two episodes remain true to the themes of Atwood's book.
The cast of ABC TV’s Employable Me.
Employable Me is being touted as the feel good TV series of 2018. But will it make any difference to how employers approach jobseekers with disabilities?
Jenny Agutter and Laura Main in Call the Midwife.
BBC's Call the Midwife is a celebration of working class women's labour. In its frank, but sweet, discussion of childbirth, it has much in common with fairy tales.
The cast of The New Legends of Monkey.
ABC's The New Legends of Monkey puts a fresh spin on the '80s cult classic Monkey' continuing a long tradition of culture crossing.
Kelly Reilly as the Briton warrior Kerra in Britannia.
The new TV show Britannia dramatises the second Roman invasion of Britain. It captures the core elements of the story (despite inaccuracies) but recent archaeological finds offer thrilling insights into this time.
‘Antifasc’ as portrayed in Romper Stomper.
Stan's remake of the 1992 film Romper Stomper swaps skinhead culture for the complexities of contemporary Australian extremist politics. In doing so, it highlights disillusion with mainstream politicians and media.
We need media literacy not only to help us detect hoax and fake news but also to read the interest of media owners behind the news.
Disney has announced that it will be launching its own streaming service for its central brands, and another one for live sports.
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Disney recently announced a forthcoming streaming service, leading some to wonder if the company is gearing up for a battle with Netflix. But not all streaming services are locked in a death match.
This is what it's like going to the cinema when you can’t see the screen.
Should you be worried that tech giants are making huge investments in cultural content?
The Shahrouk family bring Lebanese food to Family Food Fight.
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There are more people of Middle Eastern heritage on Australian commercial TV than ever before - in drama, cooking, and Gogglebox.
Beaming in news from far away.
The FCC has made it even easier for broadcast media conglomerates to focus on making money. The public – who own the airwaves those companies depend on – will suffer as a result.
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) attempts to teach ethics to Eleanor (Kristen Bell) in comedy series The Good Place.
The Good Place is a high concept comedy about what it takes to be a good person. One of the show's charms is the way it draws on real philosophers and philosophical dilemmas.
Self-expression from the streets.
Gunpowder, treason and plot: historical consultants to BBC drama explain their role on the show.
The thing in Stranger Things 2
Stranger Things 2 finds its monsters in Reagan-era capitalism. It is required viewing for socialists this Halloween.
Gone and forgotten: Barb.
No happy endings in this dark fantasy about lost children.
Will England's top-flight teams really decide to weaken their global blockbuster brand?
Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.