Ten years ago, watching TV shows on DVD was a new idea. Netflix wasn’t a thing, and TiVo was just beginning to become a household name. So when I brought home a DVD set of a 90s sci-fi show titled Babylon 5, my dad wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. I had bought… Continue reading Summer TV Rewatch: Babylon 5
Lisa James loves numbers, logic, and telling people what to do. So it should come as no surprise that one of her favorite TV shows was House, M.D. With its series finale having just aired, Lisa gives us a retrospective on the series and why it lasted when so many other shows get the Friday… Continue reading [Guest Post] The End of an Era: The End of “House, M.D.”
At some point during Season 3, Richard Castle went from being a writer to being a cop who just happens to notice irony.
By now sci-fi fans expect cancellation. They groan inwardly when SyFy cancels another awesome show, and yet they are not surprised. They saw Firefly beheaded; Dollhouse was murdered in its youth; Caprica went the same way; and the funeral procession for SGU has already been prepared.
My wife and I recently gave a presentation at that served as an introduction to pop culture studies for students who may have never thought critically about the field. As we brainstormed ideas, gathered sources, and picked TV clips that illustrate the best parts of our chosen field, we realized that our presentation had to… Continue reading In Defense of Pop Culture