Tag: serial

From Genre to Form: A Response to Jason Mittell on The Wire


Caroline Levine argues that Jason Mittell’s attempts to classify The Wire by genre results in “some slippery logic, some fruitful and provocative but not altogether persuasive argumentative moves in Mittell’s own game.” She suggests that examining the show through the lens of form - not genre - clarifies why it warrants comparisons with texts like Bleak House: both works attempt to represent the distinctly networked quality of urban social life.

Lost and Long-Term Television Narrative


David Lavery ponders the “neo-baroque” tap-dancing of TV’s most playful and commercially successful serial drama.