What is the allure of true-crime drama, especially involving serial killers? Is it the need to understand these murderers or is it a sick fascination with the grisly details? Either way, depicting the horrors of murder is tricky business especially where dealing with real life events.
Not a full blown Story Analysis, Quick Takes will give you bite-sized impressions of a chunk of a TV series, still as yet unfinished. Episodes 4 & 5 of The Boys Season 2 have been released and here are my thoughts. Check out my Story Analysis of season 1 and quick takes on episodes Continue Reading
Downton Abbey was an award-winning historical drama TV series that enjoyed a six-season 52-episode run from 2010 to 2015. The series revolved around a fictional English aristocratic family, the Crawleys and their servants, who reside and work at the titular location.
Charlie Kaufman is a critically acclaimed screenwriter/director. His best known writing credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (for which he won an Academy Award), Being John Malkovich and Adaptation (he received nominations for both).
The Story Analysis series is intended to offer a different take on film and TV appreciation above a typical review. The idea is to break down the stories into their components in order to understand them better. It is also an intellectual exercise on my part to help me to Continue Reading
After having laid down the foundations for how we might break down the elements of a story via my inaugural PoP Theory piece, I thought that analysing the excellent first season of the HBO series True Detective would provide us with a solid discussion of said elements.
Besides being a singer-songwriter/composer and a pop culture writer, I am also a teacher of arts and music subjects. Which comes in handy as I find myself thinking in terms of breaking down story and music concepts in order to write about an appreciation of music, film, TV and comic Continue Reading