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TV’s Depiction of Video Games: Who Gets it Right and Who gets it Wrong?

Even the most dedicated movie and TV buff has to concede that video games are ever increasing in popularity. And as this popularity increases, more and more movies and television programs are choosing to reference and acknowledge video games within their plots and story lines. And yet these scenes depicting video games being played are often among […]

Beyond Pity: Realistic Depictions Of Televisions “Very Special Episode” Topics

When lazy writers want to inject TV shows with drama, or explain away cringe-inducing characterization, they often reach for the big guns: rape and abuse as backstory, mental illness, and addiction. Nobody would argue that these aren’t important topics, but it takes nuanced writing to move past the patronizing tone of an after-school special and […]

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