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Justified and Military Discipline

Spoilers for Season 6 of the television show Justified. The last season of Justified opens with a plot that brings three Iraq War veterans to Harlan County as mercenaries for a hostile takeover of the county by outsiders. There’s the commanding officer, Walker, … Continue reading

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On Fargo – Season 1

1. The use of the pastiche or the remix or the mashup in contemporary “prestige television” is everywhere. I can see it working on a couple different levels. On one level, it does the same work that stock plots have … Continue reading

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Maureen Ryan on the Writing of Breaking Bad

This week is DiGRA so I’m blog-light, but I’m still reading things. So there is this great piece. “Breaking Bad” is an undoubtedly a great show, but, as is the case with too many television dramas, for while there it … Continue reading

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On Cooking Shows

I have mixed (vegetable) feelings about cooking shows. You see, I don’t eat animals. I don’t like the politics of eating animals. I think a suffering animal is tragic and horrifying and profoundly affective for me. I was presented with … Continue reading

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