Demands for regulation of media violence reached a fever pitch after RFK's assassination, and networks scrambled to insert more kid-friendly fare into their lineups. Enter: the Mystery Machine.
The programs that Americans of all political stripes like to watch seem to be united by a common theme.
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.
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.
Thanks to the prevalence of technology, children are exposed to thousands of commercials a year. How can parents make their children more aware of how commercials influence what they think and do?
The HBO series can tell us a lot about how we view the Medieval world.
Dwarf wrestling is a spectacle that harks back to the Victorian age of 'freak shows'.
Expectations were high for the latest project from the creator of The Simpsons.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a cult classic, was a series with a diversity problem. News of a new season provides an opportunity for a different kind of storytelling.
In an era of fast news, The Simpsons' slow satire continues to reveal new truths about America.
The HBO series was a big hit in 2008, but is it still relevant two decades on?
Racist 'jokes' embed negative stereotypes. Here's why it's not humourless to refuse to join in.
Series two of the award-winning show has now moved beyond the original novel.
It’s worth looking at how local news stations have traditionally operated.
True crime drama focuses on the inequality and degradation of working-class women in service in the 19th century.
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.
Gene Roddenberry's vision has been upheld by diverse casting, but storylines remain within mainstream 20th-century ideas of gender and identity.
Those calling it slavery fan fiction are ignoring the long, nuanced tradition of articles and films that wonder what would have happened if the South had won.
All men must die, so the young women have grown up to take control.
It's not the 'bad hombres' but the middle-class white guys who are the baddies of this US crime drama.