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Show Me All Your Flaws (2018)

Show Me All Your Flaws (2018)

Flawed characters can often blur the line between endearing and infuriating. How many times have you wanted to yell at your TV about a choice one of your favorite characters is currently (or continuously) making? Or cheered when they overcame personal battle? This discussion dives into the delicate balance of creating and portraying character imperfections […]

TGIHulu! (2018)

TGIHulu! (2018)

The long-awaited return of ABC’s iconic 90’s comedy block is FINALLY here, thanks to Hulu! Join the conversation with the creators and cast behind fan favorite series Boy Meets World, Family Matters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Perfect Strangers as we revisit the catchphrases, the larger-than-life characters, and discover how the pop-culture phenomenon that brought […]

Politically Minded presented by the TV Campfire (2018)

Politically Minded presented by the TV Campfire (2018)

As real world political issues continue to be a relentless barrage on our Twitter feeds and real lives, filling the role of “reality is stranger than fiction,” TV’s “imaginary” landscape can be difficult to view through an escapist lens. Creatives almost have no choice but to incorporate true political issues into their narratives through fictional […]

Watercooler Meets Murderboard: TV Theories Reach Capacity (2017)

Watercooler Meets Murderboard: TV Theories Reach Capacity (2017)

With the rate at which TV is being produced and consumed, it’s not surprising that the ways in which we discuss and process television have evolved dramatically. From Reddit threads and think pieces, to live-tweeting and podcasts, the TV Theory business is booming. Yet, for a series with an ongoing mystery and unanswered questions, it […]

The Bloodworth Bunch (2017)

The Bloodworth Bunch (2017)

Television producer, writer and creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason has penned over 350 comedic episodes, and in the process, earned a reputation as the voice of smart, Southern humor on television. From the legendary Sugarbaker women of Atlanta (Designing Women), to the critically lauded small-town characters of Evening Shade to the darkly hilarious political comedy Hearts Afire, […]

Understanding the Enemy (2017)

Understanding the Enemy (2017)

A common element of humanity that spans generations of social and cultural interactions, and is deeply embedded in our DNA, is the concept of the “enemy” (or the “other”) that we all must face. Whether it is external or internal, this conflict continues to grip us as we explore the meaning of our own enemy: […]

Lived In: A Look at the Family Drama (2017)

Lived In: A Look at the Family Drama (2017)

While it may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the concept of ’family’ is undeniably universal — which is why it so often finds itself central to many of TV’s most compelling and emotional series. The creatives behind some of the most memorable modern family dramas discuss the process of shaping these familial […]

Life After (TV) High School (2017)

Life After (TV) High School (2017)

High school settings have been a staple of popular TV for decades, but lately these “teenage dramas” are disappearing. With many characters graduating, and new series being developed or revamped to focus on the college, why has television abandoned these young formative years? Creators and showrunners who are immersed in the world discuss the NA […]

Sons of Anarchy: The Directors (2017)

Sons of Anarchy: The Directors (2017)

“Adrenalized soap opera, bloody pulp fiction, highly complex characters…” For seven seasons, an all-star slate of television directors deftly navigated the challenging gauntlet set forth in Kurt Sutter’s Shakespearean biker drama, Sons of Anarchy — a series that featured some of television’s most gruesome violence and debauchery, while also tenderly exploring the dynamics of power, […]

A Network’s Identity: Brave New World or Business as Usual? (2017)

A Network’s Identity: Brave New World or Business as Usual? (2017)

With each passing year, more TV networks are dipping their toes into original programming, new streaming services are rapidly sprouting up, and out-of-nowhere smash hits are appearing in the most unlikely of places. As the landscape becomes unpredictable and malleable, each network is grappling to find its own place on the spectrum — do they […]

A Conversation with Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil (2017)

A Conversation with Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil (2017)

For nearly 20 years, producers, collaborators, and spouses Mara-Brock Akil and Salim Akil have brought their unique points of view to iconic series like Girlfriends, The Game, and Being Mary Jane, culminating in the creation of their own creative brand: Akil Productions. Now, join us for a one-on-one conversation with Mara and Salim as they […]