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The Truman Show : An Unusual Type Of Reality Television Show

- The Truman Show, starring Jim Carey, is a movie about an unusual type of reality television show starring a Truman Burbank in a 14 hour a day television show that is all about his life. The show began when Truman Burbank was born and has been running for almost 30 years. Truman has spent his entire life in a large dome that is made to look like the real world, including weather, sky, stars, a sea, and his hometown, Seahaven. The town is equipped with 5,000 cameras so that Truman will always be seen on the TV show “The Truman Show” at any time of the day from inside his home to anywhere in town....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Television]

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Postmodernism in US Television Show Lost

- Postmodernism can be defined as a rejection of the idea that there are certain unequivocal truths or grand narratives (such as capitalism, faith or science) and as a belief that there are multiple ways of understanding anything, whether it be it culture, philosophy, art, literature, films, etc, or even television... Television reflects the mass-produced society we live in and certain shows exhibit many of the archetypes of postmodernism that have become prevalent in other art forms. Postmodernism can be useful for understanding contemporary television it can help us to relate to the ever-changing world we live in....   [tags: TV Show Analysis]

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My Memories Of The Television Show

- I believe there is nothing better than recalling things from your past and reminiscing on how those things or certain events affected your life until now. Every single day when I was in elementary school, I would get home around five thirty in the evening and rush to put my purple backpack down and rip my jacket off, so I could get to the television before my little brother. I anxiously sat in the kitchen while my mother started preparing dinner, and I waited for the clock to hit six. Six o’clock was primetime for my little eight year old self because it was when That’s so Raven came on, and it was the show of my childhood meaning that it was what I spent a lot of my time watching....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Television Show Game Of Thrones

- This paper will focus on the television show Game of Thrones, a fantasy drama series that centers around seven noble families fighting for the rule over a mythical land. The shows main antagonist (which I will try to complicate in my essay) is the brutal and calculating leader of one of the seven noble families. I want to read Game of Thrones as a show that, depending on the way you look at it, truly doesn’t have an explicit good or bad side. In this series, what appears to be a ruthless villain in Tywin Lannister, is, in fact, a sympathetic character if you understand his life and his motives....   [tags: Antagonist, Villain, Protagonist, Black hat]

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My Favorite Television Show

- My favorite television show that I like to sit down and watch at the end of a long day is Reba. I always look forward to relaxing in front of the TV and watching the witty thirty-minute episodes. This show provides me the perfect comic relief at the time of day I need it most. The show features Reba playing the role of a single, divorced, mother with three children, a son-in-law, and a grandchild all living under her roof. Her ex-husband, Brock, and his younger, somewhat dimwitted new wife, Barbra Jean also live nearby and are constantly dropping in unexpectedly....   [tags: Sitcom Review]

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Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons

- Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons The specific children’s series that I will be discussing is entitled “The Simpson’s”. The main characters consist of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie Simpson. They reside in a town called Springfield, one that is typical of an American suburb. Some other characters which appear on a regular basis are Mr. Burns, the owner of the Springfield chemical plant, his assistant Weiland Smithers, the Flanders family, which resides right next door to the Simpson’s, and principal Skinner....   [tags: The Simpsons Cartoons Television Essays]

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Analysis of the Television Show, Girlfriends

- Analysis of the Television Show, Girlfriends The T.V show " Girlfriends" is very eye catching for young women between the ages of 16-35. It deals with girl related issues, for example: what am i going to wear on my first date, or do i look fat. These are some of the topics friends talk about. The show is based on four African American women who have been friends since early childhood, it takes place now in the present. The girls are in there mid-20's-early 30's. The characters names are Jone, Tony, Mya, and Lin....   [tags: Girlfriends Media Television Relationships Essays]

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Critical Analysis of the Television Show The Honeymooners

- This essay will examine my thoughts and those of David Sterrit on the critically acclaimed television show The Honeymooners. First, I will talk about the Honeymooners and it’s setting in postwar America. Secondly, the social and cultural issues the series portrayed. Next, would be the psychological perspective and the aesthetics of the show. Finally, the essay would conclude with my thoughts on how the Honeymooners were impacted by these aspects, but also how the show managed to leave a legacy in television today....   [tags: setting, social, culture, persepective]

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Existentialists in the Television Show Spongebob Squarepants

- Children across the world enjoy the television show Spongebob for its loveable characters and humor. The most prominent of these characters is Spongebob Squarepants, a personified sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, in a town called Bikini Bottom. He spends the majority of his time working as a chef at the Krusty Krab, a fast food restaurant run by a greedy crab named Mr. Krabs. Spongebob’s neighbor and co-worker, Squidward Tentacles, has a very cynical view of life, constantly complaining about Spongebob and praising the clarinet and other arts....   [tags: Spongebob Squarepants, ]

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Classic Television Show: Leave It To Beaver

- Wally Unloads A “Gopher” During the 1950‘s suburbs such as Levitown were springing up all across the country, and the so-called American dream was easier to achieve for everyday Americans than ever before. They had just come out of two decades dominated by The Great Depression and World War Two, and finally prosperity was in sight. The need for women to work out of the home that was present during the war was no more, and women were overwhelmingly relegated to female-dominated professions like nursing, secretaries, and teachers, if they worked at all....   [tags: american dream, expectations]

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The Number One Show on Television: The Blacklist

- The Blacklist is a crime drama television program that airs on NBC. It is an American television series that stars Megan Boone, James Spader and Harry Lennix. The idea behind it is that an ingenious, criminal mastermind, for some apparent reason, starts to assist the FBI in catching the world’s most wanted criminals, some of which they did not know existed. Yet, Raymond “Red” Reddington surrenders to the authorities under the condition that he will only cooperate with a rookie FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen....   [tags: tv show, crime drama, nbc, raymond reddington]

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The Educational Television Show Team UmiZoomi

- The educational television show “Team UmiZoomi” is an animated show aimed at preschoolers that focuses on mathematical concepts such as numbers and shapes. This show often places an emphasis on the inclusion of the audience as a way to signify that the child who is watching it has math abilities that can be used. The episode “The Aquarium Fix-It” follows the three main characters as they help the seahorses at an aquarium by fixing a leak in the tank. The segment of this episode that will be analyzed is intended to teach children how to measure and count correctly....   [tags: preschoolers, mathematical concepts, numbers]

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The Hit Television Show Criminal Minds

- The hit television show Criminal Minds (2005), created by Jeff Davis, appears to be a fictional crime drama to many. In my opinion, Jeff Davis understood the importance of history being able to predict and explain the future in the criminal justice system, and what type of people are needed to figure it out. I created a simple equation that explains my perception of this crime drama, and it is the perfect storm plus history equals the future. What exactly does that mean. The perfect storm in Criminal Minds are the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agents that investigates a vast diversity of crimes that requires profiling and capturing of Unknown Subjects (UnSubs)....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Police]

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American Horror Story Television Show

- In my diagnosis paper, I wrote about the character Tate Langdon, who was a main character in the first season of American Horror Story, a television show of FX. The disorders that I diagnosed Tate Langdon with are antisocial personality disorder and schizophrenia. Antisocial personality disorder is a disorder in which a person, typically a male, in which they exhibit a lack of conscience of wrongdoing. Antisocial personalities also inhibit impulse and they feel and careless towards family, friends, and their actions....   [tags: Tate Langdon, character analysis]

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Truman 's The Truman Show

- How Philosophy Relates to “The Truman Show” Truman, the main character of “The Truman Show” exists on the set of a television show, where he has existed his entire life, starring himself as the main character. Truman believes that he is simply leading a normal life, because the director and all of the actors on the show work hard to make it seem like reality, to make the show as realistic as possible to fool Truman. However, certain events start taking place which causes Truman to question his reality....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Television]

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The Legacy of the Jerry Springer Show

- The Legacy of the Jerry Springer Show For years we have heard the audience yell "Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!" and go crazy for those Jerry beads. But will Jerry Springer actually be remembered years from now. Some may argue that no, Jerry Springer was just a phase and no one will care about it in the future. They may be right at some level. No one really watches the show like before, but Jerry Springer has left an impact on American culture which is something worth talking about. Springer has changed how many watch television, and in a sense, has introduced a little more explicitly violence on television....   [tags: Television Show]

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Analysis of Television Show Roseanne

- First titled Life and Stuff, Roseanne aired its first season in 1988 and its last season in 1997. The show starred Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner and John Goodman as Dan Conner. The couple lived in Lanford, Illinois with their three children Becky, Darlene, and D.J. They are a blue-collar, working-class family with both parents working outside of the home. They struggled just to pay the bills and put food on the table, sometimes each working two jobs. It portrayed real life issues such as pre-marital sex and pregnancy, financial struggles, sexuality, infidelity, death, drugs, and much more....   [tags: work, pay, bills, lesbian, couch]

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Breaking Bad: How the Show Deals with Gender and Violence

- In many ways the inception of the television has been a growing phenomenon in our history, cultivating many moments that changed the view of how we preserve what influences us and how we become who we are. The television has since become so important in people’s lives showcasing films, news, shows, commercials, etc. estimating a whopping 96% universal presence in U.S. households (David Croteau, 2014) one can wonder if what is shown in television is a product of the environment or the product of the viewer....   [tags: popular television show analysis]

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Duck Dynasty TV Show

- Blood cannot be staged even when family values are. In Reality-TV family values, you can be the worst parent in the world but as long as you put family above all else. You can make yourself a martyr for your families happiness. Showing the world they too can have true happiness beyond all the money and recognition just by loving their family. The most important thing in life is family as long as it is like mine. The family unit and values must be put above everything else in life. Duck Dynasty follows the true hegemonic narrative of the perfect nuclear family and demonstrates the staging of the modern hillbilly meets success....   [tags: television show synapse and review]

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The Television Show Reign

- Everyday we watch tv shows and pay less attention to the inequality, power and social class issues in play than the love triangles and action scenes. I chose to watch the tv show Reign because even before this class, I had noticed the social justice issues in play and although it is a historical show, it has a certain modern element to it. The show is about Queen Mary of Scotland, set in the 16th century. Queen Mary had been set to marry Prince Francis of France since she was only a few weeks old, the marriage was used as an alliance between Scotland and France....   [tags: Marriage, English-language films]

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The Television Show Yes Minister

- The Television Show Yes Minister The British comedy Yes Minister is a brilliant satire in which the characters are creatively manipulated to form a humorous program. It deals with the wheeling and dealing of political life behind the scenes and attempts to expose its true nature. Although the series is set within the British political scene, it deals with political games and clashes between politicians and the civil service that could be found almost anywhere in the world. Yes Minister started airing in 1980 on BBC 2 with each episode running for about 30 minutes....   [tags: Papers]

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Television Show Is Law And Order Special Victims

- There are multiple crime television shows that are based on a true story or fiction. A well known television show is Law and Order Special Victims Unit, which deals with rape and assault cases. This particular episode deals with a domestic violence case between a retired football star, AJ Martin, and his girlfriend, Paula Bryant. I will be using the National Crime Victimization Survey, which is an interview with the members in a household about reported and unreported crime that occurred within the last six months....   [tags: Domestic violence, Crime, Violence]

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How Much Does Weight Affect a Television Show?

- ... Television shows receive awards based on the quality of the show, not how much their stars do or do not weigh. If the actors are good at acting, it does not matter what they weigh because their talents will become what is seen. In fact, Mike and Molly has already begun winning different awards. Melissa McCarthy who plays the plus-sized star, Molly, won “best leading actress in a comedy” herself. Jacquie Miller writes this in The Ottawa Citizen, “Melissa McCarthy beat some heavyweight comedy royalty Sunday night to pick up an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy....   [tags: Melissa Macarthy, Mike and Molly]

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Movie Review : Gran Torino And Television Show

- The project option I chose was option 7. Option 7 assignment wanted you to watch one or two movies or television shows that portrayed two psychological disorders discussed in the book or in class. For this project I chose to watch a movie and a couple episodes of a television show. This essay will be referring to the movie “Gran Torino” and the television show “United states of Tara.” The two disorders that will be discussed are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also known as PTSD and DID known as Dissociative Identity Disorder....   [tags: Mental disorder, Abnormal psychology]

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The Negative Message Of Children 's Television Show

- Children’s television shows are about entertaining, learning and sending messages to the child viewers. Whether the show is portraying a positive message or a negative message, a message is being received. The messages television shows send help to enhance the children’s knowledge and understanding of things going on in their lives. On the children’s television show, Arthur, the show portrays many messages to children. For example, the episode “So Funny I Forgot to Laugh,” shows how bullying is mean and affects the victim....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Humiliation, Victimisation]

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Shark Tank : A Reality Television Show With The Purpose Of Entertain

- Shark Tank is a reality television show with the purpose of entertain, educate and motivate people, showing an easy way to expand entrepreneurs companies and ideas that haven not start yet and making the American dream possible. Shark Tank have create thousand of jobs making millions of dollars with ideas from zero or growing products. They know how to start small businesses and helping the entrepreneurs to achieve huge successes. The student decided to watch the second episode of the eighth season of Shark Tank because it was the first one that he was able to find on YouTube.com....   [tags: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship]

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Television Show Law And Order : Special Victims

- In Dick Wolf’s television show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit episode entitled “Home Invasions” the writer conveys the message that people cannot take the law into their own hand. In the episode the detectives from the New York police department’s special victim’s unit investigate the homicide of a gay rights activist and her husband as well as the attempted homicide of their young daughter. As the investigation progressed throughout the show it is discovered that the father was sexually assaulting his daughter....   [tags: Police, Crime, Rape]

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Bob 's Burgers : A Progressive Television Show

- In a seaside city, on the same block as “It’s Your Funeral” Crematorium and “The Petalphile” florist, sits the greasy burger joint “Bob’s Burgers”. Bob’s Burgers follows the Belchers, the family that runs this all-American restaurant. Bob and Linda Belcher have three kids: Tina, Gene, and Louise. Each character on the show is vastly different and dynamic. Bob’s Burgers has been on Fox since January of 2011 and has become a prime animated show loved by millions. Because it has such a large audience, the messages Bob’s Burgers portrays are important to examine....   [tags: Gender, Woman, The Simpsons, Full-time]

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The Best Television Show From My Grandfather

- Let me begin with this, asking for one memorable television show from my grandfather was probably the hardest decision he has ever had to make. At the end of the conversation he still could not pick just one show, so we went by genres and narrowed it down to two shows. One of the shows was a comedy and one was a western. Let’s start off with Sanford and Son. This sitcom aired on NBC and starred a father, Fred Sanford, who owned a junkyard and worked there with his son, Lamont. Fred’s son had a friend named, Julio, who was Puerto Rican....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Family]

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Television Show Greys Anatomy And Rock Bottom

- A Friend Walks in When Everyone Else Walks Out Sometimes in life, it seems like everything that possibly could go wrong ends up going horribly. People like to say, “Oh, its just one of those days.” In other words, it’s when you are running late for work, your coffee spills all over you, you get in a wreck, your boss yells at you, your kid gets sick, you get a ticket, or a plethora of things that can go wrong just do. Instead of just having a bad day, picture having many bad days or one incredibly bad day....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Truman Show '

- The Truman Show engenders question on the authenticity of behavior and virtue in the face of pervasive voyeurism(which I will refer to in an exclusively non sexual manner). The Truman Show expostulates that an unaware participant in this perverted voyeurism, no matter the level of cognizant awareness, is still inauthentic because of the pervasive manipulation by Cristof and his cronies and the willing deception by Truman Show 's costars. These factors engender a contrived scenario that forces Truman to act in an expected manner—rather than natural--much like the intrusive Mr....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show]

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The Brony Controversy Over a Television Show

- Imagine yourself as a very helpful person. Imagine yourself getting shunned from humanity only because you watch a certain T.V. show. How would you feel. Angry. Depressed. Hated. All of these things are how Bronies feel when they’re shunned from the world. Bronies are one of the most charitable fandoms in the world, and should be recognized for their contributions to the world, not for what they watch. On October 10, 2010, the first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic aired on the Hub network....   [tags: my little pony, hasbro, children]

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American Horror Story Television Show

- Tate Langdon was a main character in the first season of American Horror Story. Tate was a ghost residing in the murder house. He first appeared in the first episode as a patient of Dr. Ben Harmon's. Tate had other brother and sisters but he is the only one of which not burdened by some sort of mental or physical defect, although he was shown to be psychologically disturbed. This is due largely to his father's absence and his mother's neglect as a child. Tate reached his breaking point in 1994 when he set his mother's boyfriend, Larry Harvey, on fire for murdering his brother with a pillow and then afterwards committed a mass shooting at Westfield High, taking the lives of 15 students (Wikia...   [tags: Tate Langdon, character analysis]

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The Simpsons And The Ncis : Los Angeles Television Show

- Intelligent and Independent Intelligent and independent are two characteristics which describe two of my favorite characters from the NCIS and the NCIS: Los Angeles television shows. These two fictional women share additional characteristics such as humor and a strong work ethic. At the same time, the writers of the two shows have given each of the characters their own quirks and special characteristics. The first character is Kensi Blye from the NCIS: Los Angeles show. The second character is named Ellie Bishop who has recently come as a new agent on the original NCIS show....   [tags: Learning, Skill, NCIS: Los Angeles, SKILL]

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The Truman Show : The Reality Of The Truman Show

- The Truman Show takes place on a massive, life-sized stage with Truman Burbank as the protagonist. It is a contrived world where all interactions take place effortlessly from the day he was born to his ultimate realization and escape. In his life, there was no true privacy. Every moment was recorded as a source of reality entertainment for the masses of the outside world, and if anyone from the outside or on the set were to intervene and try to disclose the actual reality of his situation, they were quickly suppressed and/or replaced....   [tags: The Truman Show, Reality television, Noah Emmerich]

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Television Viewing Paper : The Drama / Horror Show ' Penny Dreadful '

- TV Viewing Paper For my first attempt I selected the drama/horror show “Penny Dreadful”. I had heard previously that it makes great use of imagery and cinematic shots, so I was hoping that would help give me a greater understanding of what was going on in the show – I was most definitely wrong. I think the most obvious problem I had with it was due to its horror elements. Most horror shows use music/sound effects to warn you of oncoming jumpscares, but without sound I wasn’t prepared for the images of heavy gore and terror that would suddenly flash onto the screen....   [tags: Television, Film, Television program]

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Analysis of Gender Sterotyping of the Television Show the Big Bang Theory

- Gender stereotypes are constantly around us in today’s society and are something we virtually cannot escape. Some individuals may learn gender stereotypes from their family or from peer influences, but one of the biggest contributors to this that is sometimes unnoticed is the media. An analysis of the television show The Big Bang Theory reveals one important aspect of the media: the messages it portrays about gender. Stereotyping is the belief that all individuals with a common characteristic are the same in certain aspects....   [tags: sterotyping, media, gender]

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Television Show Intervention Evoked Memories Of The Day I Lost My Phone

- “Where is my phone?” I yelled. Frightened about my phone being lost, I started shouting, screaming, and sweating profusely. I suddenly began to panic, due to the extensive thoughts that formulated in my mind, “How would I live without my cell phone. How could this be happening?” I felt as if, the end of the world had in fact came. Fathoming how my life would be without my phone, seemed unrealistic. Weeks following this event, I watched Intervention, a show about drug addicts being stripped from their drugs to face sobriety....   [tags: Mobile phone, Cellular network]

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The Television Show Scandal Of Washington, D.c And Follows The Life Of Crisis Manager

- The television show Scandal takes place in Washington, D.C and follows the life of crisis manager, Olivia Pope, while conveying the inner workings on the White House. The mastermind behind the show, Shonda Rhimes (“Shonda Rhimes, Scandal Creator and Executive Producer”), has created a show that is not only highly entertaining but also one that consistently involves several strong female characters. Scandal effectively challenges traditional female gender norms through the use of Olivia Pope 's decision not to marry and have kids, Quinn Perkins 's development as a hero, and Mellie Grant 's dominant personality....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Heteronormativity]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Appearance On A Popular Science Fiction Television Show

- Abraham Lincoln was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, a captain during the Black Hawk War, an Illinois politician, and President during the American Civil War. In 1865 he was assassinated, stopping his contributions to reconstruction after the Civil War (Freidel & Sidney, 2006). Therefore, the crew of the starship Enterprise are surprised to encounter him floating in space in the 23rd Century in the seventy seventh episode of Star Trek, “The Savage Curtain” (Roddenberry & Heinemann, 1969). A contemporary viewer might share in their surprise....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Star Trek]

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Why Does the Public Love Television Show, Prison Break?

- Since the premiere of the television drama Prison Break, the show was instantly popular, and continues to be popular 9 years after the first episode aired. It gained a significant fan base from the opening episode all the way to the final one. Not until recently did I see the first episode of this show and I instantly became an avid fan. After watching a couple of episodes I started to wonder, what made this show so popular, and why has it continued to be popular almost a decade after the first episode aired....   [tags: cliffhangers, episode, dramatic]

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Television Show Law And Order : Special Victim Unit

- Violence is evident in society and exposure to media heavily contributes to the manifested aggression seen today. The TV show Law and Order: Special Victim Unit is one of my favorite shows. In one episode there was an African American woman in her twenties who was found raped and strangled to death. Her body left in Central Park. The victim was in law school and was excelling in all of her classes. Through the investigation, the detectives determined that one of her professors who taught criminology was previously convicted of raping and strangling a woman thirty years ago....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Love, Rape]

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The Truman Show A Film Centered On The Life Of Truman Burbank ( Jim Carrey )

- Section One The Truman Show is a film centered on the life of Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey). Born to a mother who did not want him, Truman Burbank was legally adopted by a major television network at the time of his birth. Truman unwittingly is the star of a television show. is the story of his life; now a 29 year old insurance salesman, residing in the town of Seahaven. Ever since Truman was born his life has been filmed and broadcasted for an audience twenty four hours a day. Everything that he has grown to believe is his life: his family, marriage and friends—were scripted by the creators of the show....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Jim Carrey]

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The Television : A New Type Of Radio Show

- When searching the channels of a 2016 television one is bound to stumble upon many crime shows, such as Law and Order, CSI, 48 Hours, and much more. These shows no matter if they are non- fiction or fictional await to delivery their anxious audiences a thirty minutes to sixty minutes of entertainment. Many of these shows do so by describing the events of a crime and the actions that law enforcement have taken to solve these cases. In 1935 under the direction of Phillips Haynes Lord, the radio show Gangbusters would make its debut....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover]

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The Simpsons Television Show as a Pop Culture Icon

- The definition of the "typical" American family has changed considerably over time. Ever since the age of television dawned on American culture, situation comedies have tried to portray the typical American family in an attempt to reach as many viewers as possible. In the 1950's, there was "Leave It to Beaver" which represented a generic view of the American family during its time. There was a father whose responsibility was to financially support the family and be a role model for his children....   [tags: Papers Simpsons TV Essays Papers]

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The Phenomenon that Is Gossip Girl

- The cultural phenomenon that is the television show Gossip Girl is centered around the extravagant lives of privileged Manhattanites, and how the cluster of main characters are constantly falling in and out of love. Viewers of the show can be found all across the globe; as of 2012, the show had been broadcast in 197 countries. The show was declared by New York Magazine the “Best Show Ever”. With the reviews in and the show declared a success, there is still one nagging question: why. Why is the show so popular and influential....   [tags: television show analysis]

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Emmy Winning Shows: The Wire

- When a show is regarded as one of the greatest of all time, doesn't it deserve to get an Emmy award. What about when it's considered the most important show ever produced due to its profound social commentary (Rhetorical Questions). Well, if you think so, then you would cringe when you heard that The Wire went five Emmy award-less seasons even with its critical acclaim. The question is how. The answer lies in the show's frighteningly true subtext: America turned out differently from what the country's founders envisioned....   [tags: television show review]

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Television Quiz Show Scandals of the 1950s

- An Examination of Television Quiz Show Scandals of the 1950s One of the greatest captivators of public interest in the 1950s was the emerging quiz game show on television. The public, naively trustful, fell in love with television game shows. People found them to be new, exciting, and similar to the captivating radio quiz shows so popular before television's advent. Some game shows were developed primarily for laughs, while others were played for prizes or large sums of money. These game shows were so popular that at their peak, twenty-two of them were concurrently on the air....   [tags: TV Game Shows]

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Teen Drama: Gossip Girls

- There are a lot of television shows out there in the movie industries. One of the most loved categories of TV show is teen drama. There might be a lot of popular teen drama television shows but for different reasons I pick “Gossip Girls” as the best TV show that I have watched. This particular TV show have a lot of fans around the world and a lot of people follow the gossip girls page on Instagram and twitter. The main reasons why I chose this show as the best one is because the characters are interesting and so are the situations they get into....   [tags: television show review]

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Two Comedic Television Families, The Cosby Show and Rosanne

- American families depicted in television comedy shows outwardly appear as stereotypical characters. Extreme contrasting types are used to exaggerate real life: wealthy or poor, urban or rural, and sophisticated or naïve. This is not only for entertainment value, it seems: the characteristics of these families can represent the diversity within the families across our nation. As a show develops it can reach out to the audience by touching on more realistic values. A demonstration of how a television family deals with an issue can make that family appear to be even more similar to each other and comparable to real American families as well....   [tags: household, children, sitcom]

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Television Show, Suits, Shows Conceptual Old Lawyers Ideals in Modern Light

- ... The show depicts lawyers walking around in thousand-dollar suits, dining in exclusive restaurants, and flying to cities in private jet airplanes, illusive to the reality of their intact moral code. Corporate America has negatively influenced how lawyers are perceived. Capitalism creates a drive for competition, and innovation. Lawyers defend cooperation who are controlled by modern-day tycoons, and demand issues to be resolved by any means necessary. This eventually creates an ethical dilema for lawyers and disdains lawyers’ reputation....   [tags: corporate america, politics, justice]

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Television Show Host Andy Cohen Is A White Male And Nicki Minaj

- “Who has the biggest dick in the music industry?” Andy Cohen asks Nicki Minaj during his show Watch What Happens Live. The question seems to catch her off-guard, but she keeps her poise and answers that she has not seen anyone’s penis in the music industry. She also notes that she has seen the same penis for ten years. Minaj says that is all she will reveal about the subject. From the outside, it seems like just a silly interview question that should not be taken seriously. However, when analyzing the fact that the American tv show host Andy Cohen is a white male and Nicki Minaj is a black female the vulgarity of the question starts to seem very intentional....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Africa]

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Gender Roles in The Cosby Show

- Gender Roles in The Cosby Show On September 20, 1984 a show aired that changed the way we view gender roles on television. Television still perpetuates traditional gender stereotypes and in reflecting them TV reinforces them by presenting them as the norm (Chandler, 1). The Cosby Show, challenged the typical gender stereotyping of television, daring to go against the dominant social values of its time period. In its challenge of the dominant social view, the show redefined the portrayal of male and female roles in television....   [tags: Gender Television Media The Cosby Show Essays TV]

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Queer As Folk Is A Television Show Produce By Showtime Network With The Collaboration Of Temple Street Production

- Queer As Folk is a fictional television show about four gay men who have been friends for a longtime. Set in Pittsburg, Pa characters include Mike the main character, his friend Brian the player and carefree, Ted the openly gay and very flashy and Amid, who is very smart and reserved. According to Wikipedia, Queer as Folk is a television show produce by Showtime Network with the collaboration of Temple Street Production. It was the first American television show about gay men and women....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Olivia Pope : The Star Actress Of The Hit Television Drama Show Called Scandal

- Olivia Pope is the star actress in the hit television drama show called Scandal. Scandal is a show that was written by Shonda Rhimes, the reason that I bring this up is because Shonda’s shows are unique in the fact that she creates real, messed up, broken character’s who have experienced what we call life. Olivia Pope is an extremely successful and powerful woman, who runs her own firm specializing in politics in the heart of Washington, D.C. Olivia is often referred to as a “fixer”, who is dedicated to fixing problems in order to protect public images and reputations, which often comes with a fair share of deception and cover ups....   [tags: Erik Erikson, Developmental psychology]

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Television Show Called Scandal Is Just A Call Away From Solving Your Problems

- Political movies and television shows being developed in the 21st Century have immensely grown in popularity, often focusing on various scandals in the government or other historic events. The popular television show called Scandal, takes the viewers on a journey through various events that can occur in the White House on a daily basis. Olivia Pope, a former White House Communications Director for the White House, has created a crisis management firms with a handful of associates who call themselves “gladiators”....   [tags: Bill Clinton, President of the United States]

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My Child 's Name A Television Show I Am Slightly Obsessed With The Time Someone Can Pay Attention

- My child’s name is Khaleesi, which means Queen. I got this name from a television show I am slightly obsessed with, called Game of Thrones. The girls full name in the show is Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen, but I just stuck with Queen. There are seven dimensions of temperament. One is activity level, which is the frequency and intensity of gross motor activity. Next is the attention span, the time someone can pay attention to one activity. Then there’s emotionality, this is the frequency and intensity of positive an negative emotional expression....   [tags: Parenting styles, Parenting, Attachment theory]

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Pokemon Advanced Battle

- One of my fondest memories was coming across a fascinating television show fourteen years ago while reminiscing about my childhood fantasies. I was four years old, watching television, when I came across an exciting show called Pokemon. The show focuses in on a ten year old boy named Ash Ketchum, who makes it his goal to catch every pokemon in the world. Pokemon are groups of monsters that relate to everyday objects, animals, and fictitious creatures. There are pokemon that look like animals, plants, inorganic materials and even fictional creatures that never existed....   [tags: monster, fiction, television show]

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Laughing for the Love of Lucy

- Situation comedies have steadily multiplied and evolved throughout the years to accommodate the varying tastes of a growing and changing population. Most sitcoms, as they are commonly known, are inevitably canceled and forgotten once they are outgrown by society to the point that they are no longer relevant, and their humor begins to feel stale. However, there are a select few that survive the test of time and have the ability to keep people laughing for long after their production ends, in rerun after rerun, regardless of how much society has changed since they originally aired....   [tags: situation comedies, television show]

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Reality Television

- Reality Television In today's society, Reality Television plays an important position in people's everyday lives. The reality television programs of today are popular because of the variety of film conventions (eg. audio, visual and symbolic codes) and the values and attitudes used to construct the viewer?s response. Two good examples of reality television programs are The Apprentice and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. In the episode of The Apprentice, 'The Price is Height', wealth is promoted through the values and attitudes of today's society to construct the viewer's response....   [tags: TV Television Reality Show Essays]

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Lesbianism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- Given that lesbian desire has often been associated with the monstrous in horror and vampire genres, and that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is seen as having reworked the conventions of these genres, it is worth considering how the narrative of lesbianism is dealt with in this series to contemplate if and how this desire has been resignified. This paper is concerned with critically analysing the overt representations of lesbian desire and identity as they are manifested through the Willow (played by Alyson Hannigan) and Tara (Amber Benson) characters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the coming out narratives as they unfold in Season Four....   [tags: TV Television Show Essays]

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mentors feature prominently in the Gothic genre. From Dr Van Helsing in Bram Stoker's Dracula, who leads the young heroes into their quest to annihilate the Count, to Rupert Giles, the Watcher in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, older and more experienced adults have provided essential guidance for the younger protagonists of the genre. The differences in media of expression and the subsequent adaptations from novel to television series has not affected the presence of this character, more than a hundred years after the publication of Dracula in 1897....   [tags: TV Television Show Essays]

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The Valley Girl in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- The stereotypical valley girl would have to be one of my longstanding favourite characters in both television and film. With the valley girl known for often being the quintessential popularity queen, it may not seem so obvious to include the Buffy we know today as part of the valley girl hall of fame. But one only has to go back to the 1992 film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to observe the full extent of Buffy’s bleach blonde valley girl roots. To place Buffy within the larger category of the valley girl, first one must have an understanding of what exactly this means....   [tags: TV Television Show Essays]

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Essay On Oprah Winfrey

- Oprah Winfrey the one and only Oprah, the name that a majority of 7.442 billion people of the world can signify who she is.The incredible Oprah Winfrey known for continuously giving in addition, her trueful love for other people. No doubt she would never be afraid to speak up, and stand up for what she believes in no matter what others think. Oprah Winfrey, beautiful strong black amazing women. Mississippi Kosciusko, down deep in the south where she was born on January 29, 1954. Oprah Winfrey as a little girl was sexually abused by close family and also friends of the family....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Talk show, Television]

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Analysis Of Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- Yasmin Bansal HZT4U0 Ms. Mitchell March 6th, 2015 Perception of Truth As people, we tend to believe everything we see. Do we ever take the time to stop and think about what is around us. Is it reality, or are we being deceived. Reality is not necessarily what is in front of us, or what is presented to us. The environment that we are placed or brought up has a great impact on what we perceive to be the truth or perceive to be reality. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is one of the most significant attempts to explain the nature of reality....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Reality]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- The allegory of the cave is an enlightening philosophical work made by Greek Philosopher, Plato. The allegory portrays people as sponges and that they only know as much as they are told, whether it is true or not and it compares the effect of education and the lack of it in human nature. Plato’s allegory of the cave is highly comparable to the movie called “The Truman Show”, which some may argue is a modern adaptation that is more relatable today. It shares some of the main themes of the allegory, for example the seven symbols of the cave: the light/fire, the shadows, the breaking of the chains, the prisoners, the free prisoner, the cave, and the real objects....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Reality]

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Oprah Winfrey: A Brief Biography

- “In 1998 Oprah Winfrey was listed one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by the editors of Time magazine” (“Winfrey, Oprah”). Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey on January 29, 1954. Currently, Oprah is a successful chairwoman and CEO of The Oprah Winfrey Network: OWN since 2011. Oprah’s childhood was not the greatest. Her unmarried parents split up, and she grew up on a farm with her grandmother. She developed rapidly and could read before she was three....   [tags: Show Host, Television, African-American]

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer In the fickle world of TV the complexity and richness of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, UPN) the mysterious fable turns on fantastic depiction of the supernatural. Vampire extermination and demon pursuit by teenagers has kept it alive for six seasons. Our allegiance to BUFFY depends on a remarkable emotional involvement with very young but very strong characters. So its meaning, the rhythm of the BUFFYmyth, the speed with which its world turns are a product of our involvement in its characters, people presumably like us....   [tags: Television TV Show Essays]

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Johnny Carson in the 1970’s (Historical Context)

- Johnny Carson is one of the most renowned performance artists of recent time, being one of the most recognized icons in the United States through his night talk show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. His fame was already present in the late 1960’s, but his peak of influence was during the early to mid 1970’s. This period of time was host to a lot of turmoil and change in the culture and views of the United States, which is reflected in Carson’s comedy. To understand the Carson’s comedy, one must reflect on the United States at this period of time....   [tags: television industry,tonight show,carson's comedy]

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Allegory Of The Cave Essay

- Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is the pinnacle of philosophy, many future philosophers based their own philosophies from Plato’s Allegory. A simple Allegory questioning truth and reality has also shaped current pop culture. The past shapes the future, it is surreal knowing how a single man from the past with his love for wisdom influenced modern films. The Allegory is a simple story that makes people question their truth and their morals in which they live by. The Allegory tells a story of a prisoner who has escaped the “fake” reality and has seen “truth”; the informed prisoner attempts to return to his fake world to enlighten other prisoners of their ignorance....   [tags: The Truman Show, Reality, Reality television]

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer While the first seasons of Buffy are structured around an external threat seeking to corrupt the order of the world, later the source of the threat becomes increasingly internal, and the characters must embrace a side of themselves which is evil, irrational, or dangerous. When Giles kills an arguably innocent Ben, he does not suffer the moral ambiguity that Willow encounters when she kills a guilty Warren. Willow has to deal with an evil internal to her in a way Giles does not, and this apparent discrepancy is the result of a general evolution of the series, rather than a double standard....   [tags: Television TV Show Essays]

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The Vampire Diaries

- Damon wanted to kill something. He wanted to let loose his inner beast and be his true self. The monster who kills for nourishment. After his brother sermon he flew away. He wasn't ready to go to Elena. No in his actual state. He felt like he was about to explode. He didn't do that he always had control on everything. He looked at the patrons in the seedy bar. A filthy joint away from his brother or any of his girls. The hunger needed to be placated and his anger needed to be quench. The dim light created shadows were he could sense hidden creatures lurking in them....   [tags: TV Show, Television, Vampires, Romance]

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Fanfiction

- Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Fanfiction Buffy The Vampire Slayer has broken many barriers in its seven-year stint, creating new genres and enabling innovation in a previously barren area of television. The largest leap the show has taken though, has been in the way it has embraced its fandom, creating a symbiotic relationship between Buffy the show and Buffy the fanfiction. Not only does Buffy fanfiction seize upon unexplored areas and inconsistencies inherent in the text, these forays are often paid homage to by the show, and in some cases, even made part of the canon itself....   [tags: Show TV Television Buffy Fans Essays]

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Jerry Springer's Show

- Gerald Norman Springer was born on February 19, 1944 in England to a set of Jewish refugee parents who fled Germany and immigrated to the U.S while Springer was a child. Springer attended schooling at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1965. He followed this by attending Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, IL where he earned a Juries Doctorate law degree. After graduating, Springer was employed as an aide to Robert F. Kennedy. When Kennedy was assassinated, Springer became a member of a Cincinnati law firm and was elected as a councilman in the 1970’s....   [tags: Television Media]

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The Tv Series The Joe Schmo Show And Modern Family

- In the TV series The Joe Schmo show and Modern Family there are two main themes that occur. The first theme was instant, stereotypes and it is the first thing you notice when watching these shows. The second theme is honesty and both shows have a twist on the idea of honesty. The reality TV shows gives the illusion of real life. The Joe Schmo show by spike TV is a very stereotypical show with the gay black dude and an over achieving Asian. Chase is surrounded by stereotypes in which he believes real....   [tags: Reality television, Television program]

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Identifying with Romance-Based Reality Show Characters

- Television viewers have more viewing choices than ever before in deciding how to spend their time with television. In recent years, reality television has become a popular genre for viewing audiences. According to Nabi (304), reality television programs, "film real people as they live out events (contrived or otherwise) in their lives.” One popular subgenre of reality television is romance-based competition shows. These shows typically follow a contestant on their search for love and as they choose between a group of attractive suitors....   [tags: Television Review]

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Little House On The Prairie, By The Cosby Show, And Family Ties

- Television shows are not the same as they used to be. Little House on the Prairie, Lassie, The Cosby Show, and Family Ties are all shows my mom and grandma used to watch growing up. Reality shows did not exist. The closest reality show, back then, may have been People’s Court; which was a favorite of my grandmother. The shows aired today have borne a drama addicted society, whom have engraved these shows into their daily routines. Shark Tank, Survivor, Keeping Up with The Kardashians are only a few popular shows among the media world....   [tags: Reality television, Television, American Idol]

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Analysis Of Baking Cookies By John Burns And Gracie Allen Show Housewives

- Baking cookies is a very simple tradition in American culture, which was once only supposed to be done by married women for their hard at work husbands. From the 1950s on, however, women in America and on American TV shows have undergone a remarkable transformation. As portrayed on popular TV shows like I Love Lucy and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show housewives wanted to have more independence, but their husbands refused to give up any decision making power in the household (Mittell 334)....   [tags: Television, Television program, Woman]

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Star Trek

- Star Trek While Cold War tensions were growing in Europe and civil rights were causing upheaval in the United States, a new show was first airing on American televisions. The series took place in space, onboard a starship. Its creator, a World War II veteran and ex-policeman named Gene Roddenberry, had imagined a show that would go on capture the imagination of the world. Often describing his show as a “wagon train to the stars,” Roddenberry named his new creation “Star Trek.” From its humble beginnings in 1966, Star Trek continues to push the limits of visual technology as it creates stunningly impressive and often beautifully breathtaking artistic imagery....   [tags: Television TV Show Star Trek Essays]

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The Show I Love Lucy

- We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can. –- Will Rogers Television’s rise in popularity throughout the fifties saw the emergence of the situation comedy, a style that captivated audiences by presenting a story with a beginning, a middle, and a happy end. One of the most popular of these shows, I Love Lucy, continues to appeal to both young and old some forty years later -- and counting. For most people, the answer to how I Love Lucy continually and effectively draws viewers to the screen is that "It’s funny." There is more to this funny show than meets the eye....   [tags: Television 1950s]

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