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Why Does “Louie” Have so Many Continuity Inconsistencies?

Though the show does maintain certain elements from episode-to-episode, Louie C. K. has made it clear that he’s not dedicated to continuity and more than willing to break from television…

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How Has “Girls” Been Controversial?

Even though Girls wasn’t thematically an enormous departure from Dunham’s previous work, it was her first work to be widely distributed for a broad, mainstream audience, and it was met with…

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What’s the Similarity Between “Homeland” and the John Frankenheimer Film “The Manchurian Candidate”?

Frankenheimer’s landmark film also deals with a prisoner of war who returns home as a war hero even though he’s secretly switched his allegiance to another country. Besides the premise, many…

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Does “Parks and Recreation” Push a Political Agenda?

Despite its small-town government setting and subject matter, Parks and Recreation (2009-2015) doesn’t immediately strike the viewer as a politically charged show. Its tone is generally sunny and…

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How Much of “Parks and Recreation” Actually Addresses Real Life Politics?

When shows deal with politics, creators are faced with a major question: just how extensively should the series address real-world politics? In the cases of some contemporary shows, the series’…

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Why Did Tina Fey Choose To Do a Show That Was so Close to Her Experiences at “Saturday Night Live”?

When Tina Fey was a given a development deal with NBC, her first pitch was a sitcom about cable news. Fey would haved played the producer of a Bill O’Reilly-type show hosted by a character played…

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