Magic realism takes a world that’s familiar to viewers and then twists a part of that world into a new shape.
It’s been said that looking at a TV is like looking at a mirror; what we see on TV reflects what is happening outside our living rooms in the world at large. But in 2016, that mirror is now straight out of a funhouse. – Tom Hawking, Quartz. Read More:
Agreed. And thanks so much for commenting. Television is a more nimble medium than cinema, in terms of the pace of production. It’s interesting to see how this apparently allows an increased capacity for social commentary in small screen narrative.
Thanks for sharing this insightful essay. I’m not a huge watcher of television (although I did binge-watch “Stranger Things”), but there are a lot of things to think about here.
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