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The Societal Reception of ALL IN THE FAMILY

Creator Norman Lear’s intention with All in the Family was that audiences would recognize Archie Bunker’s bigotry as satire. In a way, the character was holding a mirror to society. Showing that this way of thinking is wrong. Lear believed that when confronted with their own prejudice, viewers would alter their beliefs. His interpretation would be considered the dominant reading, which is the most common and widely accepted interpretations of a text.

The Absurdity Of Racism: Concepts From Lovecraft Country Radio

Executive producer Jordan Peele’s hit HBO series Lovecraft Country is based on the book of the same name by author Matt Ruff. The show and the book explore the familiar creatures from H.P. Lovecraft’s pulp stories while using Black history, Black characters, and Black culture to tell a unique story. Lovecraft Country Radio is the official companion podcast hosted by Ashley C. Ford and series writer Shannon Houston. After each episode of the HBO series, Ford and Houston discuss the themes and con

From Best-Selling Novel To Netflix With Kaufman's I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

Writer/director Charlie Kaufman took some major liberties adapting Ian Reid’s novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things for Netflix. An argument can be made that one is better than the other. The talented actors and transportive set designs bring the story to life on screen. The source material, Reid’s novel, allows the reader more introspection and a chance to develop a deeper connection to the words on the page. Both pieces exist separately and successfully on their own.