Seeing Japanese parents send toddlers out on their own to do errands has shocked viewers. But not that long ago our neighbourhoods were also child-friendly, and we can make them so again.
In ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary,’ Philadelphia schoolteachers go above and beyond for their students – just like real-life urban schoolteachers do every day, says one scholar.
A contrast to the bumbling and immature fathers commonly found on sitcoms, Bob Saget’s character on ‘Full House’ reflected a shift in expectations of fatherhood that began in the late 1970s.
In the war to secure exclusive content, the ability to invest in the acquisition or production of original content has become crucial ammunition.
Mr Bean made its television debut on January 1 1990. Thirty years on, the pilot episode still captures all that is great about Rowan Atkinson’s character.
The persistence of this trope might say something about the barriers women in media continue to face.
Since ‘Friends’ premiered 25 years ago, both the television industry and the sitcom genre have undergone huge transformations.
Gauche and awkward, a media star for the 21st century.
‘Will & Grace,’ ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Fuller House,’ ‘Arrested Development’ – the list goes on. If we’re in the midst of a TV renaissance, why are networks and their viewers looking to the past?
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.
“Gritty,” “authentic” are words of praise often used for TV director David Simon: No less so with The Deuce, his new series about the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s.
Los Pollos Hermanos is a chicken shop run by a drug lord in the TV series Better Call Saul. A pop-up version opens in Sydney today - and both ignore the savage reality of Mexico’s drug wars.