Some people believe that the more money a person has, the less satisfied the person is in life. Women’s emotions are not affected the same, but some women’s emotions are affected differently by dealing with different men with different income compared to other men. The show, Mad Men, takes place in the 1960’s New York, portraying the life of the protagonist, Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the Creative Director of Sterling Cooper Agency, an advertising agency owned by Roger Sterling (John Slattery). Don Draper is praised for his work, but many of the employees in the company, like Draper, are filled with arrogance and disrespect that not only the men face, but the women tolerate. The episode “Shoot” mainly focuses on how Don does not want his wife, Betty Draper (January Jones), to model again, on how the agency is trying to figure out how to stop John F. Kennedy’s campaign on the air, and how Don is trying to figure out to leave Sterling Cooper Agency and work for McCann-Erikson Firm, a different advertising agency. Throughout the episode, many can notice the men degrading and utilizing the women in the episode by making rude, sexual remarks towards the women or competing to be better than the women. Betty symbolizes a married woman who becomes more dependent as her husband becomes more successful. Betty’s expectation to be a dutiful, nurturing mother is displayed in her mother-daughter relationship. This episode’s depiction of working, single women indicates that single women are
Don Knotts was popular for playing the character of Barney Fife on The Andrew Griffith Show. After The Andrew Griffith Show, he excelled in playing the character of Ralph Furley, the hapless landlord in the show Three’s Company. Aside from these popular shows, he has many numerous cameos in both television and films.
Different cultures and race are also widely accepted in today's sitcoms. Sometimes, programs may show racial difficulties like we see in real life. In "Gilmore Girls" Rory has friends who come from different
The Twilight Zone and Full House are both two family sitcom television series expressing one group as a family to meet or reflect society. Full House, produced by Jeff Franklin, is a family who faces many struggles and obstacles that reflect many American’s in today’s society. The Twilight Zone, produced by Rod Serling, is a five season television series taken place in the 1950’s. This shows provides multiple genres in each episode followed by an unexpected plot twist leaving audiences thinking more in depth about the present time. Both television shows demonstrates family values and social norms to meet modern societies expectations through rationality.
The Television shows “Full House” is based on six individuals that live in one house that aren’t the typical “family”. The character Danny is a widower who is forced to raise is three daughters on his own. His best friend Joey and brother in law Jessie moved in to help Danny raise the girls. The three girls from oldest to youngest are: Donna Joe (DJ), Stephanie, and Michelle. In 1993, season seven of the television show presented episode five entitle; “Fast Friends”. This episode was based on Stephanie starting her first year in junior high school. Stephanie meets a new friend named Nicki, and realizes that Nicki and her friends are not a good crew to be associated with. Stephanie feels pressured to smoke cigarettes while in the school bathroom however, she decided against it. Stephanie really like’s her new friend Nicki but knows she could never become a follower. Meanwhile, Jesse and Joey begin to host a radio show and can’t seem to find a decent name for the show. DJ, DJ’s boyfriend, and best friend Kimie are force to pick a side. While watching this episode the cast displayed both verbal and nonverbal cues.
Good Times and The Jefferson’s are well known sitcoms that premiered in the 1970s focusing on African American families living in poverty, while offering a comedic twist. The 1970s was in the heart of the civil rights movement, and these shows were based on the lives of blacks during this time (Deane, 2004). Both shows aired during the same timeframe, and it was evident that Good Times and The Jefferson’s aligned with the traditional stigma that society had of African Americans (there were often offensive stereotypical aspects present, such as mammy and sambo characters).
For this paper, I have chosen to analyze the sitcom That 70s Show. This show follows the lives of a group of teenage friends: Jackie, Donna, Hyde, Kelso, Eric, and Fez. The show addresses many social issues of the 1970s, including: Sexism, sexual attitudes, drug use, and the recession. It also highlights many of the inventions and developments of the entertainment industry, such as the remote control and Star Wars.
In the TV show Modern family , Alex who is a Junior in high school was so anxious that she didn't sleep for two days to study for her tests. There were so many homework and studying. Under the academic pressure, Alex couldn't eat well and because she didn't sleep, her condition was the worst ever she felt. Her sister Haley felt bad for Alex so Haley told Alex you will be fine because I know you are smart enough. Which made Alex more depress. But Alex's mother Claire didn't just encourage Alex by saying everything will be fine. Instead of saying that, Claire made health meal for Alex and help her go to sleep.
Thirty years ago, a kiss shown amongst a married couple was the most graphic content seen on general channels. Anything with a higher sexual content or intent was on a station like HBO, and was an additional fee to be seen in a home. Watching television at 8pm in today's society has become a bit of a challenge with a family. The content of the scripts is generally more graphic than is representative of our family's culture. Holding the remote in hand when watching a new sitcom, or movie, is common practice in our home to facilitate a quick change of the channel, if unacceptable content is noted while our children are
In the popular television series “How I Met Your Mother”, one of the main characters often engages in premarital sex. The characters name is Barney Stinson and he often sets up different tricks to seduce women for the night. He is often praised for his actions and is even celebrated for his “perfect week” or 7 days straight of engaging 7 different women in intercourse. From the relativist’s perspective, the act of premarital sex has different connotations for men and women. Premarital sex is deviant no matter the gender however; society tends to be more lenient on men rather than women. Since men get a pass on this the television series has been able make a huge profit off of the concept of one-night stands. A large portion of society and nearly
ne Andes puts it, “Lucy is ultimately UNRULEABLE! …No she does not break the rules to make a feminist statement…But in her own rebellious way, she proves that women can break the molds within which their world tries to cast them...” (2007, para. 3). Therefore, even if people may not think that it is intentional, watching Lucy try to break free from her homemaker life, could definitely impact the viewers. Yes, Lucy is usually put back into her place, but occasionally she does get what she wants, and the fact that she is “disobeying” her husband, may have influenced women to do the same. With the amount of viewers, “40,000,000 regularly”, watching I Love Lucy, it would be hard to believe that no one was impacted by Lucy’s rebellious ways (Pan,
The popular hit show; The Big Bang Theory has been one of the most successful sitcoms today. The show is going strong and is currently in its ninth season. The Big Bang Theory revolves around the lives of four friends, Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj whom are all scientists and their neighbor, a hot blonde named Penny. Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj all fits the mold of geeks in which, that all of the guys are super intelligent, are obsessed with comic books and action figures, and have little social skills when it comes to interacting with people of the other sex other than their own. It is evident that there are gender roles involved in the show particularly with Penny who is portrayed as a ditsy blonde that is known more for her looks than her brains. This shows the characters portray the typical gender role that the men are intellectually smarter than women and that the focus of the show is centered on the men. However, as the seasons continue we can see a shift away from this dynamic as more women characters are introduced into the roles. The subject for this character analysis will be focused mainly on two couples on the show, Howard and Bernadette. Howard and Bernadette’s character deviates away from the standard gender roles that were common in the early days of the sitcoms. Their gender roles showcase a switch in the male and female gender role much similar to the husband and wife in Still Standing. My principle of analysis
Is there such thing as the perfect series being completely ruined by the finally? Or maybe a bad season being saved by the perfect finally? That’s the question that comes to hand when people talk about the season nine final of “How I Met Your Mother” that premiered on March 31st, 2014. On that day the nation split, of those who fell in love with the season but hated the final, and those who hated the final season but loved the finally. Well here is the cold hard truth for you, “How I Met Your Mother” was the greatest television show that ever aired then in early late September in 2013 something dramatic happened. (okay maybe the only thing dramatic is me.) In late September the greatest television show of all time was tainted with the first episode of season nine, or what I refer to as the ruin of “How I Met Your Mother”. Or so I thought until the season finally came, and blew my mind away along with half the country. The season final wrapped up this nine season bundle of greatness by saving the show from criticism that would be impossible to recover from. The season finally is one of the most well thought of conclusions I have ever seen and along with the great acting from the main characters Ted Mosley (Josh Randnor), Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan) and the characters who make the show as great as it is Marshal Erikson (Jason segal) and the ladies man himself, Barney Stinson who is portrayed