December 21st, 2010
|10:39 am - This year in TV and politics|
Seeing myself as TV-media-buyer Harry in Mad Men has been quite liberating. I can imagine myself as a lucky person participating wide-eyed in a culture more exciting than she really deserves. Guilt-free! Not going to get an icon of him though as he is a bit of a dork.
I have just been reading back through my posts for 2010, and here is a list of links to my top ten articles and videos at the intersection of TV and Politics. Seems to have been a bit of a theme this year:
Charlie Brooker urges Labour to adopt 'Breaking Bad' as a model for its electoral strategy.
David Mitchell bemoans Conservative plans to undermine the BBC
Richard Morgan (at Torque Control) on SF television - why so bad? "It’s not that the talent isn’t out there – it’s that the genre as a consumer demographic assigns negligible value to that talent. We would rather wallow in threadbare franchise mediocrity and clichéd visions thirty years past their sell-by date."
David Tennant and Sean Pertwee: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party (oh and Eddie Izzard with a similar message)
Charlie Brooker (again) on Mad Men: The notion that nothing happens in Mad Men is bullshit.
Nick Mamatas: Marxist reading of True Blood
David Hare: Mad Men and socialism
Mitch Benn: Proud of the BBC
China Mieville: Rolling towards the police, a criticism of the BBC
My link post on gender representation in Misfits
Thanks maia - I didn't quite realise how much I had been banging on about this subject all year :-)