M.A.S.H.: The Dramedy

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While this might seem a made-up word, it isn’t: it is a subgenre in which drama and comedy are intertwined in order to create something new, in the lines of tragicomedies. It is particularly a television subgenre, which can be seen especially in long-running shows. And M.A.S.H. falls exactly between these lines. And it is […]

Walter White: Power Addict

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Walter White, aka The Great Heisenberg, is an addict.  Not a drug addict, of course; he may be the manufacturer of the highest-quality methamphetamine on the market, but he never touches the stuff himself, as we all know. Despite this fact, he is an addict, nonetheless.  Even if his own unbelievably pure, crystal blue product […]

Breaking Bad: A Tragedy in Five Seasons

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When I first saw the poster for the fifth season of Breaking Bad, featuring Walt enthroned in the middle of his “fat stacks” with the caption “All Hail the King,” I saw it as confirmation of something I had suspected for some time: the story of Walt’s rise to power is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. […]

The Y&R is One Paradoxical Masterpiece

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The Young and the Restless is as a phenomenon on television as it is a cultural phenomenon. It is one of the biggest—if not already being the biggest—dramas on TV, with a single core plot spanning two generations, for three decades and counting. Which leads one to think—how can such hate spawn so much… well, […]

Why DOOL Was So Much Better Before

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After 47 years the Brady’s and the Horton’s and then some, are still at it. Okay, so this is the longest running T.V. soap, and granted during its heyday the screenplay was to cry for. But nowadays, well Days of Our Lives (DOOL) just seems DULL.   Favorite Plots Out of all the oldies but […]

Sharon and Chelsea Go Toe-to-Toe Over Adam

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When it comes to The Young & the Restless, the ever dynamic love triangle between Chelsea, Adam, and Sharon has always had me sitting at the edge of my seat. You see, their triangle is one of the things that always keeps me intrigued and guessing as to what will be happening next. Recently, I […]

Days of Our Lives: Previews and Reviews

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Watch out Days of Our Lives fans! There will be big stories in store for the characters of the Sami Set including Sami and Nicole.  Expect to see EJ and Sami working closer together in the series. Eric Brady’s 12 years of absence in Salem will end this coming November 13. Nicole will also have […]