Posts from the ‘Television’ category

All Mediterranean islands do not look alike

I perked up the other night while watching “Agents of SHIELD”. The villain of the episode chose our former home, Malta, as the location of his…

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The first ever reality TV show?

I’ve been on a bit of a documentary kick lately, and recently discovered Living in the Past. One of the first reality TV shows, it was…

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Giving up American movies and television

This is a rare cross-post from this year’s side project, One Year, One Canadian. April is the month I add movies and TV to the list…

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What is the appeal of Dr. Who?

Over the past few years, a number of friends have urged me to check out the most recent version of Dr. Who. I’m on holidays at…

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TV Shows For Men

In the past few years, I’ve become interested in the rise of female power, particularly in the realm of money and consumption. Here’s an example from…

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The Men Your Man Could Smell Like

In recent months, while watching hockey games, I’ve noticed these L’Oreal For Men commercials featuring Patrick Dempsey: The target demographic for these commercials is surely wives…

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Stephen Fry Takes on America

I’m an occasional listener to Stephen Fry’s excellent podcasts, and reader of his blog. I’ve always admired Fry. He’s a Renaissance man–a consummate orator, a great…

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Freeze and Enhance

In the past, I’ve complained about a film and television trope that I call “can you clean that up a little?” It’s the moment in crime…

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