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Cartoon and a comedian: how <em>Adventure Time</em> and <em>Louie</em> are revolutionising TV storytelling for different generations

Cartoon and a comedian: how Adventure Time and Louie are revolutionising TV storytelling for different generations

Laurence Barber August 15, 2013 5 Comments

Adventure Time and Louie are, on the surface, vastly different shows; one's a kaleidoscopic cartoon, the other a Woody Allen-esque sitcom about a middle-aged comedian. So how is it that they have come to be so fundamentally similar in a way that is radically reshaping TV storytelling?

<em>Wednesday Night Fever</em>’s premiere was slipshod, witless, and dated

Wednesday Night Fever’s premiere was slipshod, witless, and dated

Byron Bache and Laurence Barber July 4, 2013 12 Comments

Saturday Night Fever gave us disco, the men's flared jumpsuit, and John Travolta's career. Wednesday Night Fever gave us more of Amanda Bishop's Julia Gillard impersonation, a cardigan with the words "RAT F-CKER" knitted into the back of it, and the unshakeable sensation that somebody's going to get fired this morning.

<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?

Best of the rest: <em>Seinfeld</em> still raking it in and <em>The Americans</em> gettin’ wiggy with it

Best of the rest: Seinfeld still raking it in and The Americans gettin’ wiggy with it

Byron Bache April 3, 2013

The best TV coverage elsewhere: Seinfeld's still in the money, The Americans wear a whole lot of wigs and Bart Simpson plays My Dinner With Andre: The Video Game.