In this week’s episode, we talk about anti-heroes. Are there too many anti-heroes on TV? What started as a really exciting storytelling idea has become the yawn-inducing standard. We talk about what Smith has labeled Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome and share our favorite TV anti-heroes. Speaking of anti-heroes, in our second segment, we review The CW’s radical reimagining of the wholesome Archie comics, “Riverdale,” and NBC’s grim take of “The Wizard Of Oz,” “Emerald City” with journalist Abbie Bernstein.
Topic 1: Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome... are anti-heroes wrecking the Platinum Age of TV?
Big, recent dramas getting all the buzz:
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Sons of Anarchy
You’re the Worst
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Topic 2: Reinventing icons and reviews of Riverdale and Emerald City
Joining us to talk about Riverdale, Emerald City and the task of re-imagining an old property for a modern age is Abbie Bernstein, a journalist for Assignment X and author of THE ART OF MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and THE ART OF THE GREAT WALL, coming in February.
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