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The Installment vs. The Episode

Or, why netflix isn’t making TV; it’s making visual serials. Two hours in, House of Cards is well on its way to blacking out my serialized narrative drama series bingo card. The David Fincher directed, Kevin Spacey staring, political intrigue … Continue reading

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Patience, Time, And Television Storytelling

The demands of television – what viewers expect and don’t expect out of it – warps narrative storytelling in weird ways. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, because what else am I do to without 30 Rock,? Short … Continue reading

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Princess Tutu, Once Upon A Time, And Utter Ridiculousness

This is a long, nonsensical…musing. But there‚Äôs a etiological pleasure to claiming that television is only now getting to be really legitimate as an art form; and by television we really mean cable television, which is totally different and so … Continue reading

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