Postmodernism And Its Impact On Modern Culture Essay

1722 WordsOct 3, 20167 Pages
Postmodernism has many different definitions as it has a range of contexts, but when thinking about television it can be defined as a “renewed appreciation for popular culture that often remixes other art works and pop culture in order to create something new” (Suto, 2013). Collins (1992) agrees with this and says it was a significant cultural movement that developed in the 20th century following the modernism period, where there was a “move away from abstraction and geometrics to the overly familiar and massed produced”, and invention was replaced with rearticulation, meaning that a lot of what we see now, especially in terms of media, has been created using ideas, references or elements drawn from other works. Television shows are a significant part of this postmodernism movement where different techniques combine to create unique and exciting programmes that are different from any seen before, including those like the well-known Glee show, Futurama, and of course the iconic Simpsons, which is the first that comes to mind when we think of postmodern TV culture as it has become so renowned and iconic. The Simpsons is the longest running American cartoon sitcom created by Matt Groening, which first aired in 1989 and is still airing now. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and is a satirical portrayal of the stereotypical and contemporary American family, consisting of Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, and follows the events that occur in their
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