Well, yes :
Interesting ideas. In a nutshell, Moïsi claims the post-9/11 "golden age of TV" reflects an end to hopefulness, and the dawn of a reign of fear and anxiety.
To prove his point, he examines a couple of major TV series and concludes, basically that :
- 'Game of Thrones' mirrors our fascination and awe for chaos,
- 'Downton Abbey' shows our nostalgia for a more orderly and secure past,
- 'Homeland' represents America's reactions to terrorism, whereas
- 'House of Cards' sees cynicism triumph over the American Dream.
(Admittedly, none of these theories are exactly groundbreaking.)
This reads precisely like a French University work :
- Too long by ca 30%,
- Could definitely have done with a bit more thinking-through
(Publish or perish, I know. But it does the writing no good.)
- And that flowery, semi-literary, wannabe-poetic style that drives me absolutely up the wall.