Sofa so good.
In ten years, Netflix has built up a streaming business with a staggering 125m subscribers. Here’s what it needs to do next.
Unsurprisingly, the Jason Bourne films won’t tell you much about ASIO.
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James Bond and Jason Bourne have little to tell us about modern spycraft.
Given the carnivorous trend of the US presidency, it is unsurprising that food is a significant metaphor in House of Cards.
A scene from the TV mini-series, ‘Mars’.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
Jack Bauer is now Tom Kirkman, designated survivor.
Trump is a Hollywood comedy blundering around in the ‘real world’ of American politics. Hollywood drama can show us what is needed instead.
Donald Trump, the bastard! Not only has he offended Muslims, Mexicans, women, the pope, his president, peaceful protesters at his increasingly fascist-style rallies, the residents of Brussels and reasonable…
Who would you rather have as president: Frank Underwood or Donald Trump?
In the authors’ study, 35 percent of respondents said they’ve binge-watched TV.
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TV networks and streaming services are encouraging viewers to binge-watch their favorite shows. But findings from a recent study point to a potential public health concern.
‘You poor deluded people’
Dennis Potter’s Nigel Barton Plays, 50 years old this month, are the original satires on the vileness of modern politics.
How would you feel about Frank Underwood as your next Prime Minister?
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Fictional politicians may have spoilt the party for the real ones – they’re much more charismatic, dramatic and funny. What would happen if seven of the best competed?
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart in True Detective.
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Narrative power is produced through sophisticated storytelling, as evidenced by Breaking Bad, House of Cards, The Wire, Mad Men and many others.
Seismic changes in the television industry have transformed the ways stories are told and consumed.
Many refer to advances in television storytelling as novelistic or cinematic, but the medium deserves a term of its own: complex TV.
Backstairs politics: Kevin Spacey and Lars Mikkelsen.
The West’s most popular political drama has finally started taking Russia seriously – a measure of how much Putin has changed the game.
Ruler of the free world (but not of his own pineal gland).
If Frank Underwood has trouble sleeping at night, it’s not because of his conscience
Kevin Spacey’s direct address as Frank Underwood keeps the audience compliant and intrigued.
Season two of US political thriller House of Cards hit Netflix as a complete 13-part series in February and, depending on which way you chose to watch it in Australia, you’ll have either binged shamelessly…
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In David Foster Wallace’s epic Infinite Jest, a major conceit is a film so good it reduces any and all who see it into a quivering pulp, physically unable to stop watching, wasting away into utter uselessness…