North Korea is a mysterious country in which many of us are not informed about. The country is closed off from most of the world and therefore the practices that go on in that country goes unknown. The article titled “Real Life Hunger Game” by Kassie-Taylor intrigued me at first
American Horror Story has become an award-winning TV show whose seasons take on some very controversial topics. These include serial killers, slavery, and the objectification of the disabled. Starting all the way in season 1 called “Murder House” we see the Black Dahlia and the Richard Speck massacre are artfully
In 1998, a new segment aired on a Japanese television show. Called “Sweepstakes Life,” it featured a comedian who had just been chosen out of a casting call for a new reality tv show. Immediately he is blindfolded by producers and taken to an apartment. The room is bare except
There isn’t a lot that surprises me anymore, but I had to say I was disturbed when I heard about this recent, and failed, Amazon television series campaign. I suppose what happened here was Amazon sought to promote it’s new show, The Man in the High Castle. No issues here.
Recently, Amazon released an episodic adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s novel The Man in the High Castle through their TV streaming service. The show, like the book on which it is based, follows the fate of an alternate United States taken over by the Axis powers following the Second World
In the 1970s, blockbuster movies in the United States helped fuel the perception that killing society’s worst criminals was a heroic act made necessary by a legal system with loopholes that allowed them to evade punishment. Movies like “Dirty Harry” and “Death Wish” featured white men who, fed up with
Gangland is one of the—if not the—most egregious peddlers of ‘crimesploitation’ consumed in America these days. What is crimesploitation? Crimesploitation is a portmanteau of the words ‘crime’ and ‘exploitation,’ and it describes a particular type of media text that exploits crime. I propose that crimesploitation is a genre with the