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Tuning out: what does it mean to ‘give up’ on TV?

Tuning out: what does it mean to ‘give up’ on TV?

Laurence Barber June 18, 2013 14 Comments

In an age where television is more self-curatorial than ever, there's no longer an excuse to complain that there is nothing on. So why are there people turning off for good in favour of books and radio, and how are these attitudes problematic?

<em>House of Cards</em> indeed: does the ‘Netflix model’ diminish television as art?

House of Cards indeed: does the ‘Netflix model’ diminish television as art?

Laurence Barber April 21, 2013 12 Comments

Many have claimed that House of Cards will revolutionise TV, but it has all but faded from cultural consciousness before its season would have even ended had it aired in the traditional weekly manner. Is the streaming service creating a television landscape in which the forgettable is supreme and the supreme goes unseen?