21st-century Tv Dramas
Exploring the New Golden AgeBook - 2016
In its exploration of some of the most influential, popular, or critically acclaimed television dramas since the year 2000, this book documents how modern television dramas reflect our society through their complex narratives about prevailing economic, political, security, and social issues.
• Identifies and explores connections between critically acclaimed television dramas and real life in the 21st century
• Documents the qualities of television drama series since the turn of the 21st century in the latest era in television that some refer to as the "third golden age of television"
• Offers accessible analysis of popular and current television dramas relevant to educators and students in the fields of media studies, television, and popular culture as well as anyone who enjoys modern television drama
This volume explores TV dramas in the “new golden age” of television during the first 15 years of the 21st century, and their themes, connections to contemporary culture, and forms of audience engagement. It considers the themes of storytelling, audiences, life after 9/11, gender, family and workplace environments, and social issues in shows like Mad Men, House of Cards, Jane the Virgin, Rescue Me, Homeland, The Americans, Scandal, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Masters of Sex, Transparent, Friday Night Lights, Big Love, The Newsroom, Downton Abbey, Justified, Orphan Black, and American Crime. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)