Describe in detail a main character’s conflict and their overall arc in the season..
In Part I of this assignment, watch an entire season of a show that ties into our course themes. You might consider using a show from class (One Day at a Time, Watchmen, Doom Patrol, The L Word, Will and Grace, Maude).
Describe in detail a main character’s conflict and their overall arc in the season.
ONLY PICK ONE SHOW AND ONE SEASON FROM THESE EXAMPLES
For example—and this is only an example, one that you may not use in your own paper—in the episode of Watchmen, Angela struggles with her role as a police detective/vigilante and her family relationships. She is conflicted with the danger that her role places on her family. To describe this conflict “in detail” would be to discuss the events that transpire throughout the season regarding the actions of Angela, the additional issues that arise from the decision making, and the specific questions she (Angela) poses as she thinks about her role as Sister Night, and the reasons why she makes her decisions.
In Part II of this assignment, use research and the observations from our text The Future of Television to help explain the state of television that allowed for the existence of the series you chose to view. Explain how your chosen series fits into the “old world”, “new world”, etc. What does this mean for the content?
Make sure to provide specific references/citations to our text and provide examples from the series.
In Part III of this assignment connect the conflict chosen in part I and the existence of the series described in part II to the larger societal issues that the series might address.
For example, Watchmen is a Superhero series which further builds on “niche” programming despite airing on premium cable television. Despite a “niche” facade the issues presented throughout the season are far-reaching. Privilege, corruption, violence and countless other themes are presented in a serialized format. The issues involving urban areas, the police and racial tension resonates today.
Fully explain the connections between your series and the societal issues. Keep in mind the year that your series came out on television as this also plays a role in connecting to the issues of the time.
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