Will and Grace
Know the network and dates and identify main characters.
o NBC 1998-2066
o Will Truman-gay lawyer
o Grace Adler-interior designers
o Karen Walker-Socialite, graces assistant
o Jack- gay, superficial, flamboyant, changes jobs often, struggli
Know the channel, dates, series creator and future of this
What is meant by the term Mad Men?
Define the complex character of Don Draper from what we
viewed what hes very good at how he misbehaves and
what his job is.
Homosexuality on television
Will and Grace
Use the reading to establish references to gay culture and memories.
How is that done and how is that presentation newer to television
sitcoms? Is gay culture mocked or celebrated?
o Article: Jack makes referenc
Final Review notes
Know network and dates.
Who was the creator, where did her work before, why did he
choose Bryan Cranston and what was his central concept?
In the Rose and Wilson article (Hollywood Reporter), what do
Quickly identify the progression of the book to movie to TV series the
dates and in the last category, the network.
o Book by Richard Hooker- 1968
o Movie by Richard Altman-1970
o TV series by Larry Galbart-CBS 1972-83
In terms of its first season an
Identify network and dates.
o ABC 1994-98
What was Ellen Degeneres background prior to doing this series? How
had she normally been cast in terms of her sexual identity?
o Stand up comedian, actress, late night comedy
o Played straight woman but was
Study Guide for Final Exam
340 Fall 13
There will be 4 shows and 3 essays.
Come to LHH 161, same classroom at 2P on Thursday. You will
have 1 hour and 50 minutes for the exam, a more leisurely
amount of time.
Know the network, the dates and the
Six Feet Under
What was the network when did the show air?
o HBO 2001-05
See Reading - what was Producer Alan Balls general concept behind the
creation of this show?
o Article: Munt
o Combines camp, dark humor, tragic seriousness concerned with
Know the network, dates, creator and number of seasons. Include
something about the popularity or critical acclaim of this series.
Know the key characters we watched: Tony Soprano, his wife Carmela,
his daughter Meadow, his son AJ (Anthony Jr
Final Exam Review
What is Petersons critique of how the show handles to coming out
process? Consider safety in the portrayal, something we also discussed
in Will and Grace.
o Too neat and tidy
o Coming out is not easy like