I need to compare and contrast a modern day television show with a show from around the 1960’s. I chose “Leave it to Beaver” and 2014’s “Girl Meets World”. I want to focus mainly on comparing and contrasting the fathers role and his relationship with his son/daughter and how that has changed then and now. (Other relationships that may seem significant can be included) – there are two parts: part 1: A Critical Analysis, looking at the narrative structure, dramatic situtation, acting, set design, visual style, camera work, editing, sound etc. – how are these a like or different in each show. You can choose a specefic episode or look at the tv show as a whole. Please reference the episodes in the essay by number or title of the episode.
the second part is a cultural comparison, simm. and diff. in the broader social, cultural, and historical themes. cultural norms or specefic political views? what messages are they trying to send to the audience?
points to cover:
-describe and identify the shows shared genre
-explain the genres function from a socio-cultural and industrial standpoint
-be detailed about episodes you describe.
– does the simm. or diff. contradict or reflect any of the socio-cultural values?