Tv Autobiography

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Analysing TV: Fictions and Entertainments – Television Autobiography
I am aware that one of the main themes of this course is critical self-reflection about TV watching; considering my own relationship with TV viewing and how it has changed over time as well as what my attitudes towards TV are, I can think about what they say about the kind of person I am. However, I think it would be useful to point out that I am not a media student and that this course is an elective module for my Sociology Degree. Also, I am a relatively ‘new’ British TV viewer as I lived in Greece my whole life and only came to the UK last year.
My early memories of watching TV are very much embedded within me. Ever since I can remember, there was always some sort of
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There have been times when my TV choices were strongly influenced, even dictated, by the need to conform to the tastes of my peer group. This is due to the fact that there have been series that I felt I had to watch in order to ‘fit in’. This began early on during my childhood years with the TV series ‘Pokemon’ because this was not just a regular TV series; all the children in my class were playing the Pokemon game boy game and were constantly switching Pokemon cards. Pokemon was such a big deal at the time that you were left out if you were not engaged with it and up to date with the series. So peer pressure combined with fashion (games associated with the series) forced me to watch ‘Pokemon’ religiously. However, there have also been times during my life, even up until today, that there are series I love but do not admit to watching...I guess I can do so in this essay. When I was younger, my friends and I all went through a tomboy phase which meant that doing anything ‘girly’ was unacceptable. So whenever my friends and I got together we would watch action, adventure and thriller genre movies and series on TV. Yet when I was alone at home I would turn on the TV and watch really girly shows such as ‘My Little Pony’ and later on ‘Eastenders’. I felt that if I told my friends about my TV tastes they would think I was a loser. Even now, as an adult, there are TV shows that

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