The value of work: On the success and appeal of labor-centric reality programs

Over the holidays, I spent a substantial amount of time watching television with my parents (as you do). My parents don’t have the most refined television tastes (and they’ll be the first to admit it), but I was surprised to see that some of the obnoxious reruns of CSI: Miami they used to watch all…… Continue reading The value of work: On the success and appeal of labor-centric reality programs

Telling the best original stories?: Discussing AMC’s brand development

I have been thinking a lot about television network/channel branding lately. Call it a dual byproduct of writing a MA thesis on the topic and the upfronts season, which always brings forth questions about whether or not a series is “right” for whatever it is a network or channel is trying to do. My branding-on-the-brain…… Continue reading Telling the best original stories?: Discussing AMC’s brand development