Everybody Loves Raymond Review

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A very late review of Everybody Loves Raymond, the popular Television series. This review attempts a balanced perspective focusing on the positives and the negatives of the show. Negatives Sometimes Deborah is just so over the top with her attitude towards Ray that it begins to wear on the comedy. When watching there are times [...]

Foxtel Review

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Review of the Foxtel Australian pay-tv service. Foxtel has a few problems that people considering getting it should know about before hand. Overall it is not so bad provided you have the money for it, but here are the positives and negatives starting with the negatives. The Negatives The Australian pay-tv service Foxtel provides an [...]

The Real Life Sheldon Cooper: Lubos Motl

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Sheldon Cooper is without doubt the break out character of the Television series The Big Bang Theory. Everyone seems to know at least one person who is somewhat like Sheldon Cooper. However, while there may be similarities the real life person is probably different enough that it is only really said in jest. However, the similarities between [...]

The Newsroom Speech – Best Opening Scene for a Series?

The Newsroom Speech

The Newsroom opening speech has to be one of the best opening scenes for a Television series that it is almost hard to believe the show could live up to it. The points it has brought up are sure to be very controversial and to be discussed for a long while. The basic gist of [...]

Numb3rs Review

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Review of the Television series Numb3rs. Numb3rs is actually a pretty good show that grows on you the more you watch it. Here is a balanced review of the series focusing on the positives and negatives. Positives The clarity and accuracy with which concepts are presented in the show is absolutely amazing. There has been [...]

The Link Review (TV Series)

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The Link review which discusses the positives and negatives of this new National Geographic show. For those who could not be bothered reading, the show is good though you have to be a bit of a nerd to enjoy it but then again if you are watching National Geographic channel you probably are. Positives The [...]

Does the Media have an Obligation to Portray Fairly?

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

The recent George Zimmerman case shows examples of how unfairly the media portrayed Zimmerman by posting a picture of a much younger Trayvon Martin compared to a prison photo of George Zimmerman in an orange jumpsuit. Now, the media wants to create a story that gets people’s attentions and thus to sell advertisements, which is [...]

How to Analyze an Advertisement

Gucci Perfume Ad

This guide will show you how to analyze an advertisement by explaining in detail how ads work. While advertising as a field includes a lot of subtlety, it basically all boils down to appealing to people. Whenever a product is being advertised it is an appeal to people. People are rarely clear-minded logicians, but rather [...]

Why Jim Halpert Comes Across as a Jerk

Jim Halpert, lead character and protagonist in the incredibly popular US sitcom series The Office, is viewed by quite a large part of the fanbase as something of a bully and a jerk. While people are clear that they view him in this way, their expressions for just why they hold this view lack the [...]

Interviews with Sports Stars are Awful

Interviews with sports stars after events are absolutely awful. For many, the sporting events themselves are rivoting and it seems that there would be much that the participates in it could or even should say to interviewers. Yet, after every sporting event the athletes say nothing of interest whatsoever. They do comment on their performance, [...]

The Good Wife, Feminism and Why it is Important

The Good Wife

There are plenty of shows that portray women in positions of power and as intelligent, capable human beings. It is definitely the case that the portrayals of women have come a long way, no doubt in large part due to the feminist movement. However, the portrayal of women as INTERESTING characters in and of themselves is [...]

Why NCIS is so Popular

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Why NCIS is so popular explained, or at least an attempt at an explanation. To say the original series of NCIS is popular is something of a grand understatement. It started with strong viewing figures in the millions and has since risen to be a regular on the top 5 viewed shows on Television as [...]

NCIS is a Conservative Show

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NCIS is a conservative show. There is little doubt that the writers behind NCIS the show are largely conservative, though to be fair they do not overdo it. Here is a list of ways in which the TV series NCIS is conservative. Political Commentary One specific scene stands out. The episode where Gibbs had lost [...]

Top 7 Funniest Elderly Characters on TV

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There have been some great elderly comedy characters on television. Here is a simple list of the 7 funniest elderly characters. Marie Barone Marie from Everybody Loves Raymond is the obvious choice for first. She is the master of the subtle insult and back-handed compliment, never directly expressing her contempt in a way that would [...]

Crime Shows Analysis

An in-depth analysis of the various crime shows on TV such as Law and Order, NCIS and CSI focusing on just why people like crime shows. Earlier today I bought a somewhat late dinner for myself and came home to eat it. I turned the television on, which was set to National Geographic channel where [...]

Doomsday Preppers Review

Doomsday Preppers Gun Misfire

Doomsday Preppers is quite a great show, though there are some schizophrenic design choices which aim to make the show appealing to viewers who agree with prepping for Doomsday and those that think it is crazy, but also undermine the weight of the show. Herein, Doomsday Preppers will be reviewed in detail with attention paid [...]

Royal Pains Review

Royal Pains

Royal Pains is one of the stranger series to hit television in recent years primarily on account of how amazingly dry it is. The series is about a doctor who is fired for deciding to save the lives of two poor patients rather than one wealthy patient, who just so happened to be a sponsor [...]

Mathematics as a Plot Device in Media

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Mathematics as a plot device in various media such as film and television can be a very effective device, specifically for establishing the intelligence of a character. Herein the use of maths as a plot device in media will be explored. Mathematics as Example of Intelligence The great advantage of using mathematics as an example [...]

Criminal Intent is the Best Law and Order

Criminal intent is the best of the Law and Order series due to the way that it presents its mysteries as being psychological and motive based. The entire Law and Order collection was and remains a popular staple of prime time television, largely due to its fantastic production values. As a result of this there [...]

Karl Pilkington Analysis

Karl Pilkington has skyrocketed in popularity over the last five years due to a series of XFM radio shows, podcasts and the popularity of the ‘An Idiot Abroad’ Television series. Herein, Karl Pilkington will be discussed. Karl Pilkington Quotes: On cooking: “My girlfriend came in and went mental when she saw that I had sausages [...]