Posts Tagged ‘television’

Restoring Sanity, Encouraging Media Literacy

Tens of thousands of people showed up to partake in the “Rally to Restore Sanity and Fear” in Washington, DC last weekend. And for some completely miraculous reason, I had the privilege of having cable TV and actually being able to watch it live! (Okay, I was at my parents’ house.. not entirely serendipitous nor [...]

True life: I’m A Serial Rerunner

This week’s lecture in media literacy focused on the idea of storytelling. As we were looking at various themes and concepts relating to storytelling, the question of why people watch re-runs came up. I had a hard time answering that question, primarily because I watch re-runs all the time… it never occurred to me that there was [...]

Really Good But Not Really Real: Reality TV

Today I’m going to do a little bit of rambling on reality TV. Let me just say I am a big fan of reality television. I simply love the trashiness of it all. Is it real? Yes and no. Yes, because these are real human beings interacting with each other in an “unscripted” environment. No, [...]