TV Around the Web – September 13th, 2014
– Once upon a time on television, men were men and women were women, but all of them were adults. Now? In a New York Times Magazine piece, A.O. Scott laments the fact that adulthood in American pop culture has become “conceptually untenable” as more and more entertainment deals with men and women who refuse to grow up.
– Rom-coms are one of the most frequently mocked and most rarely creative film genres. So why are so many television comedies picking up the model? Sonia Saraiya examines the rise of the rom-com sitcom over at The A.V. Club.
– On September 18th, Scotland will have a referendum on independence from the U.K. One of the hot button issues, believe it or not, is the impact of a yes vote on the future of the BBC. Steve Clark at Variety explains the impact that Scottish independence could have on the revered British broadcaster.