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    Gilmore Girls: A Fan Culture Fan cultures offer more engagement and interaction with a particular narrative. People within the fan cultures of television shows often participate in gatherings such as “watch party” rituals as well as acts of ostension that allow them to interact more deeply with the narrative. Fan culture members often have collections of memorabilia, participate in fan conventions, participate in discussions about their feelings involving the particular thing they are a fan of, and sometimes even take terms from the shows they are a devoted fan of for use in their everyday lives. A fan culture differs greatly from the casual fan, and that definitely proves to be the case with the Warner Brother’s popular 2000’s television series Gilmore Girls. After further research of this fan culture, I have discovered the many ways that people are able to interact with the narrative as a fan. The show aired in 2000 and ended in 2007 and had quite a dedicated fan base throughout its time on the air. However, recently the show has sparked old super fan’s interest as well as caught the attention of a new generation of fans. Gilmore Girls has been brought back into the lime light with the news of a revival show coming out on Netflix on November the 25th. This news has brought out many things that casual fans might not have interest in, but dedicated enthusiasts of the show have greatly enjoyed. People have participated in watch parties to re-watch the original television…

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    The media plays a major role in the day to day lives of people around the world in ways that aren’t even understood or that people are aware of sometimes. In the words of W. James Potter, author of Media Literacy, “we are constantly connected to the media either directly or indirectly” (Potter, 2014, p. 5). One of the more direct ways people engage with media is by watching television. In this paper specifically formulas of drama in the television show Stranger Things (“Chapter One: The…

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    This Is Us Analysis

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    Contemporary TV: This Is Us This Is Us is a new NBC show that premiered on the 20th of September of this year and International Business Times reporter, Caitlyn Hitt, summarizes the beginning of the first episode with, “It centers around five people — one couple, two siblings and a big wig trying to discover his roots [who all happen to be celebrating their 36th birthday]”(Hitt). This Is Us fits into Jason Mittell’s definition of “narrative complexity” through its unique use of operational…

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    All students battle boredom at times, and many are constantly searching for something to do. Fortunately, binge-watching can provide a glorious solution to boredom. Binge-watching is defined as the act of watching multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession. According to many Thomas Jefferson students, the top ten binge-watching shows are: Modern Family: Leading the pack, Modern Family has been raved upon for being a hilarious family comedy. First airing in September of 2009,…

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    The Threats Of Netflix

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    We spoke of how Netflix is able to stay on top of their competitions but there are certain threats that could bring Netflix down. Even though Amazon has their customer pay a nominal fee for newer content on movies or shows, they have the rights to bring a television show episode the next day after it has been aired on TV. Such cases are Big Bang Theory, Arrow, and The Flash. Once it has been aired on TV, customers are able to see that same episode where Netflix would have to wait a year before…

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    Act III: (26) Val is at her cocktail party and explains to her guests that the book is fictional and not about Gary’s family in Texas, nobody believes her. (27) Gary is trying to leave Abby’s, she tells him that she is better for him than Val. (28) Val tells her editor that she isn’t happy with the way he is trying to sell her book. Karen and Lilimae can’t find Gary at the party and decide to call him up. (29) Abby tells Gary to stay with her, since that is where he wants to be. (30) Karen and…

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    Science Fiction storytelling, since Mary Wollstencraft’s Frankenstein in 1818, has always tapped into anxieties people did not know they had. Black Mirror, a Sci-Fi anthology television series by British writer, Charles Brooker, does not deviate from this technique, but, instead, appears to do a better job than its predecessors. It explores the dark consequences that result from human use of technology. In an article written for the New York Times, Brooker explains how his series “was inspired…

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    Everyone has been going wild about the remake of the new movie It that was released in theaters on September 8, and there has been a lot of comparisons to the 1990s version of the film. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, It has got everybody talking. The 1990s miniseries and the 2017 film have many similarities which seems to appeal to a lot of people. It, the 1990s version, is a story told in two different time periods. It tells of a group of preteen outcasts who fight an evil, shape…

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    Faith, Hope, and Love A Threefold Response to “13 Reasons Why” written By Lucas V. Woodford. It’s in response to the Netflix’s 13 Episode miniseries of “13 Reasons Why” a high school teenage girl commits suicide. Her name is Hannah Baker, after being bullied by her classmates and friends she ends up committing suicide. However, before taking her own life she records 13 tapes which are the 13 reasons that lead made the decision. Woodford gives a Christian analysis of the 13 Episode of the…

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    Oprah Winfrey launched a miniseries titled “Belief” to explore all forms of faith worldwide, but the show has gained criticism for its alleged goal to spread false ideas about Christianity. In a post on Christian website Charisma News, Editor Jennifer LeClaire said Oprah Winfrey’s discussion of her Christian faith was just for show. She said all the talk about Christianity was only meant to promote the miniseries because the host never mentioned Jesus during the promotion of Belief, according to…

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