Tag Archive: television

Review: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore


Filling Stephen Colbert’s shoes is quite the challenge, but that is what Larry Wilmore is attempting to accomplish. When CBS announced Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late… Continue reading

Institutional Dysfunction and The Wire


(This post contains spoilers! Though really, the show is twelve years old so if you haven’t seen it by now just watch it already.) In 2002, HBO debuted The Wire, an American crime… Continue reading

What the Television We Watch Can Tell Us About Our Politics: West Wing versus House of Cards


In 1999, NBC premiered Aaron Sorkin’s new series The West Wing, a television show that follows the life of fictional President Josiah Bartlet and his staff. It was two years before 9/11, and… Continue reading