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Longform Television: A New Frontier?

Hey everyone! This is going to be a longish, academic post, but I wrote an analytical essay that never got published so I wanted to publish it on my own blog instead. Let the academia begin!


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Revolutionary Road Review


Hello, everyone! For my 100th blog post, I’m reviewing Revolutionary Road, a phenomenal book and a keystone in the suburban disillusionment genre, which includes icons like American Beauty and Mad Men. Chances are, if you’ve viewed either of these works, the fundamental themes and character beats in Richard Yate’s Revolutionary Road won’t be, well, revolutionary, but their timeliness and sincerity is what makes the novel a must-read. Looking back on the Fifties from our lofty pedestals, it’s clear to see the stifling role that traditional society played in the lives of young Americans, but writing this novel in the wave of traditionalism, Yates’ novel was an urgent voice against the dangers of complacency.


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My Ten Most Memorable TV Moments Part 1

Hello, everyone! I’ve been re-watching Season 2 of Hannibal this week and it got me thinking about memorable television scenes. They’re not necessarily the most shocking moments, but the ones that have remained in my head long after I’ve seen them. The reason I mention the Hannibal television show is because nearly every scene in that show is specifically composed with longevity in mind. The show aims for eternity rather than for the present, which I find to be such an amazing form of craftsmanship. So, with that in mind, I decided to compile a list of the most memorable scenes (in my opinion) that I’ve seen on television. **Mild to extreme spoilers ahead. **


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