I always really enjoyed the “House of Cards” episodes where real-life professional news anchors and TV journalists popped onscreen for a moment or two, often with a hard news report on a character’s demise or a snarky comment on another character’s skyrocket to recognition. 525 more words
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On Scandal, Olivia Pope’s merry band of D.C. fixers call themselves “gladiators.” GLADIATORS. Think about that for a second.
This is what a cultural theorist might call slippage, a rupture, the intrusion of the Real—that rare place where the pervasive irreality of our postmodern copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy culture begins to tear and What’s Really Going On comes crashing through. 1,551 more words