S02 Ep. 5 – Grace and Frankie and Seniors on TV

This week, we’re all about media featuring the over-55 crowd, and we start with a look at Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. In the second half of the show, we talk about seniors on TV (Murder She Wrote features prominently, you’re welcome).

Grace and Frankie - Ready

The third season of Grace and Frankie was released on Netflix at the end of March 2017, and by the very fact that it has two female leads who are in their 70s, it’s a revolutionary show. The show was created by Marta Kauffman (one of three creators of Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement and According to Jim). 

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Ep. 9 – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

This week, we’re diving into Beyoncé’s world-changing visual album/way of life LEMONADE. Jeff and I are thrilled to be joined once again by guest panelist (and noted Beyoncé scholar) Taryn Cheal. Disclaimers first: we speak about “Beyoncé” and “Jay-Z” in the context of the work, and we are primarily talking about them as characters in […]

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Must-watch Series Series: Fringe

Fringe

Much of modern television is being created with the season and series-run in mind. Think of how Netflix encourages viewership in bulk—watch the entire series of Damages in a weekend, and then move on to something else. The broadcast model for television series’ was to create episodes that were nothing more than enjoyable, stand-alone snippets […]

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