All the Write Moves: Yellowstone

All the Write Moves: Yellowstone

Exploring the myriad problems facing a contemporary Montana rancher and his adult children, the Paramount Network series Yellowstone doesn’t lack for dramatic content. Co-created by Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario, Wind River), the show involves corporate...
All the Write Moves: Glow

All the Write Moves: Glow

Throughout its lively first season, the Netflix half-hour dramedy GLOW blended serious themes with silly spectacle by transforming a real life oddity from the 1980s — the sports-entertainment franchise “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” (GLOW for short) — into a...
All the Write Moves: Pose

All the Write Moves: Pose

One fascinating aspect of the peak-TV era is the growth of narrowcasting. Simply put, narrowcasting (a term that goes back to the 1940s) means creating specialized content for specialized audiences. Two factors make this concept central to the peak-TV era. First, the...
All the Write Moves: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

All the Write Moves: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The premise of the Jurassic Park franchise is that a scientist used DNA extracted from a fossil to create a horde of test-tube dinosaurs, leading to rampant carnage. Yet in some ways, the franchise’s narrative DNA has caused as many lasting problems as the genetic...
All the Write Moves: Marvel’s “Cloak & Dagger”

All the Write Moves: Marvel’s “Cloak & Dagger”

Based on two minor Marvel Comics characters who were introduced as supporting players in a second-tier Spider-Man title circa 1982, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger might seem to casual observers like an inconsequential part of the Marvel Studios story. Nonetheless, the...