BLOG 11 – guidelines

Jason Zinoman, “Dave Chappelle Stumbles Into the #MeToo Moment,” New York Times (January 2, 2018)

Jamie Loftus, “Dave Chappelle Can’t Shock Jock His Way Out of the #MeToo Movement,” Paste (January 8, 2018)

Hannah Jane Parkinson, “Kevin Spacey Deserves To Be Scorned. But Can I Still Watch House of Cards?” The Guardian (November 2, 2017)

Ben Travers, “One Last Season with Danny Masterson is Too Many, So Here’s What Happens and What’s Next,” IndieWire (December 17, 2017)

Sarah Solemani, “The Aziz Ansari Furore Isn’t the End of #MeToo. It’s Just the Start,” The Guardian (January 22, 2018)

BLOG 10 – guidelines

Jenna Scherer, “Black Mirror: How the New Season’s Breakout Episode Guts Toxic Fandom,” Rolling Stone (January 3, 2018)

Dee Lockett, “Here’s Why Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard Was Forced to Speak Out Against Inappropriate Fans,” Vulture (November 9, 2017)

BLOG 9 – guidelines

Nico Lang, “Luke Cage and the Racial Empathy Gap: ‘Why Do They Talk about Being Black All the Time?’” Salon (October 5, 2016)

Justin Simien on Dear White People and fighting impostor syndrome (KCRW’s “The Business” podcast/intrerview)

Reading Response 5 – guidelines

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BLOG 7 – guidelines

BLOG 6 – guidelines

Reading Response 4 – guidelines

Midterm Paper Guidelines

BLOG 5 – guidelines

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, “Yes, it’s OK to laugh with Alexa & Katie, the new Netflix show about a teen with cancer,” LA Times (March 22, 2018)

Mike Spry, “KICKING TELEVISION: The Ranch, Redemption, and the Multi-Cam Sitcom,” IndieWire (April 29, 2016)

Pili Valdés, “What It’s Like to Attend a Live Taping of Netflix’s One Day at a Time,” ReMezcla (March 2018)

Manuel Betancourt, “Make ‘Em Laugh Track: How Netflix’s One Day at a Time Resuscitates the Multi-Cam Sitcom,” Paste (January 18, 2017)

BLOG 3 – guidelines

Sophie Gilbert, “What Godless Says About America, The Atlantic (November 27, 2017)

Scott Tobias, “Godless: Why Netflix’s Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See,” Rolling Stone (November 22, 2017)

Jeff Spry, “Why the Creators of Netflix’s Lost in Space Changed the Iconic Robot So Drastically,” SyFy Wire (April 17, 2018)

Michael Rougeau, “Netflix’s Lost In Space Season 1 Review: The Galaxy’s Most Realistic Family,” Gamespot (April 16, 2018)

Jacob Oller, “Santa Clarita Diet Owes Its Daring Horror-Comedy to Its Dreadfully Sunny Production Design,” Paste (March 28, 2018)

Reading Response 3 – guidelines

BLOG 2 – guidelines

“Your Netflix is Special” – YouTube video

DESCRIPTION: This 7-minute YouTube video reveals how Netflix adopts different artwork and designs in catering to the preferences of its users. The creator of the video documents various kinds of individualized customization and explains what a “quality engagement” is. Information about the streaming service’s use of the “Trending Now” row (which changes from person-to-person) is also provided.

Reading Response 2 – guidelines

Business Wars podcast: “Netflix vs Blockbuster” episode 1 (“Sudden Death”)

DESCRIPTION: This is Episode 1 of an 8-part series on the brutal business battle between Netflix and Blockbuster, and later HBO. “It all started around 1997, with a guy named Marc Randolph and his mathematician friend Reed Hastings. Randolph and Hastings knew they’d have to take on Blockbuster, but what they didn’t anticipate was that their business model would take on network television and eventually change the entire movie industry. This was an 8-year total war that left innumerable casualties in its wake: thousands of hollowed out buildings and economic losses in the billions.”

BLOG 1 – guidelines

Reading Response 1 – guidelines

Greetings – First Email to Students

SPCM 341 – Evaluating Contemporary TV – Netflix Studies – SYLLABUS