Television is a big, big deal in 2019. The chief of the BBC has just declared “a second wave of disruption” is to hit the industry, even as the preceding disruption still ripples through our living rooms. The arrival of new streaming services from Apple and Disney are sure to be a game-changing, and not just … More The World’s Favorite TV Shows (According to IMDb)
Perception is a curious thing. Have you ever met a barely-recognisable friend after years apart, but felt at home the moment you hugged? There’s an emotional explanation, of course. But there’s also something about the unique combo of height, technique, power, and smell that form an unmistakable kind of ‘hug fingerprint.’ (Someday science will back … More 6 TV show filmsets reimagined with the interior design trends of 2019
The simplicity of a sitcom concept is part of what makes it successful. Every week (or several times a night once it’s all online) you get a repetition on a theme. This is what makes them so addictive. Like humour itself, a good sitcom is a killer mix of familiarity and surprise. Continue reading at … More The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)
[…] The Afrofuturist history of Black Panther’s fictitious Wakanda may be a science-fiction fantasy, but the themes and stories that originate there offer an accessible path into the struggle, triumphs, and hopes of people of color in the 21st century. Here’s a movie a day to check out for the remainder of Black History Month 2018 … More 7 Black History Month Films for International Students
It can be difficult to let go of a beloved fictional universe when you reach the end of the book, series, or movie in which it was contained. You visited the fictitious homeland of your heroes daily (or more likely spent one ‘bingey’ weekend there!) and suddenly your trip came to an end. If only … More Fictional Places Have Their Passports Too. And They Are the Coolest!