Think Piece #1: Televisual Flow
For my first Think Piece I chose to watch one hour of the Real Housewives of
Beverly Hills on Bravo Network, which is owned by NBC. While watching the show I
found there to be somewhat of a pattern between wh
SPCM 341 Evaluating Contemporary Television Dr. David Scott Diffrient
STUDY GUIDE EXAM #1
How is television an ontologically distinct medium?
o TV is distinguished by what?
o How is television different from film?
Commercials, shorter, viewers are more e
SPCM 341 Evaluating Contemporary Television STUDY GUIDE EXAM #2
Names of CREATORS, PRODUCERS, and SHOWRUNNERS discussed in class (for the following):
Greys Anatomy (consult lecture notes)
Creator: Shonda Rhimes
Friends (consult lecture notes and documen
February 20, 2014
In the opening scene of the pilot episode of Mad Men, we see the main character
Don Draper for the first time. He is sitting in a crowded and smoke-filled bar but he is not
Dr. Scott Diffrient
April 2, 2014
Think Piece #3
Mad Men is a television program that is set in the early 1960s; specifically in a
successful advertising agency in the heart of Manhattan. For this reason, it isnt unusual
for the ch