Sunday, July 8, 2012
AMERICA IN PRIMETIME
We thoroughly enjoyed "America in Primetime," a four part documentary exploring various aspects of television from its inception to the current age. The PBS series examines portrayals of several key archetypes over the years: The Man of the House; The Independent Woman; The Misfit; The Crusader. TV reflects (and sometimes challenges) the values of society, and the case is made with a great collection of interviews and clips from "I Love Lucy" to "The Wire," "Father Knows Best" to "Mad Men," "Leave it to Beaver" to "Breaking Bad." Watch these clips, and watch the entire series on Netlfix.