17. Politics in Media

Jim, Nick and Callum discuss media with political messages, if it’s possible for media to be apolitical and why people criticise when it isn’t.

Spoilers for The Crimes of Grindelwald and Avengers: Infinity War.

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16. Remakes

Jim and Callum discuss remakes, when they work and when they don’t. There’s also tangents about George Lucas and the way narratives surrounding media influence public opinion.

Spoilers for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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15. Violence

Jim, Nick and Callum discuss portrayals of violence in media, how it should be handled, if there is such a thing as too much and whether creators have a responsibility to portray violence in a certain way.

Spoilers for John Wick 1 + 2, The Crow, Drive, Adventure Time and The Revenant.

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14. Finales

Jim and Callum season finales, as a sequel to our episode on Pilots (episode 7). We talk about the benefits and pitfalls of TV shows that change and the importance of understanding what makes the show the show.

Spoilers for The Sopranos, Friends, Breaking Bad, Regular Show and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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12. Grownups who watch Cartoons

Jim and Nick are grownups who watch cartoons. We discuss why animation is so often intended for children, touching on the increase in complexity in children’s media and how adult animation tries to distinguish itself.

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