Created by Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, “Parks and Recreation” was a TV sitcom. It aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 2009-2015. The series starred Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. In an homage to the show, Dr. Holly Holladay’s new book, “Parks … [Read more...] about Why should ‘Parks and Recreation’ be considered a TV milestone?
Watching a familiar television show can feel like visiting an old friend. Trying out or binge-watching new shows can give you a conversation icebreaker or help you share in a larger conversation. How much is too much television, though? According to Dr. Holly Holladay, associate professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University, overconsumption doesn’t … [Read more...] about Why you should watch more television
With winter weather in full swing, it’s likely that many of us are curling up with a blanket and turning on our favorite show. Be it the newest hit series or a comfort show, television is a source many rely on to be entertained. But what if our favorite shows are doing so much more than just entertaining us? “Breaking Bad,” “Ted Lasso,” “Mad … [Read more...] about Through the lens
Despite some gains, men still dominate in every part of news, entertainment and digital media, according to “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019” by Women’s Media Center. Women – particularly women of color – continue to be underrepresented in media. This unequal representation is worrisome as it can reinforce and perpetuate harmful gender stereotypes. In light of … [Read more...] about Understanding gender disparity in media
You’re on the couch, lost in your favorite show and the infamous message appears: “Are you still watching?” In the age of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, binge-watching is a common occurrence. Dr. Holly Holladay, assistant professor in the media, journalism and film department at Missouri State University, is fascinated by the phenomenon. What is … [Read more...] about ‘Are you still watching?’