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jay

A UCLA alum with a BA in English; Current student in UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting; Likes sushi, dogs, and the beach.

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    Nostalgia in the Modern Era

    Discuss and analyze how many tv series adapt a sense of nostalgia. Many hit tv shows present an underlying sense of nostalgia. For instance, Hulu’s This is Us intertwines plot events that take place in not only the present but also the past. In Netflix’s Stranger Things, the series takes place in the 1980s. Aside from these examples, there have also been many older shows that have gotten modern day spinoffs: Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World, Full House and Fuller House, and That’s So Raven and Raven’s House. How does nostalgia function in tv and what does it say about our society?

    • A fruitful avenue might be comparing our contemporary nostalgia for the 80's with the swell of nostalgia for the 50's in the late 70's and 80's (e.g., Grease, Back to the Future, Happy Days), maybe asking how and why three decades seem to be the magic number for these intense waves of nostalgia. – Allie Dawson 2 days ago
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    jay

    Great list – quick and to the point! Loved that you included John Greene’s Looking For Alaska. It’s one of my favorite books that I’ve ever read. That being said, it was refreshing to have both modern and some older texts in the list! I feel most people don’t really think of older texts as befitting in the adult fiction genre so it was nice for those texts to get some recognition.

    8 Essential Reads for the Young Adult
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    Full Metal Alchemist is my all time favorite anime. I’ve watched it multiple times and it never gets old! With that said, I think you raise a lot of interesting topics that I only ever thought of briefly but never in depth.

    Full Metal Alchemist: Science vs Religion
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    A very interesting read!! I think you captured a lot of what the show represents and the messages embedded in each episode. Black Mirror continues to be a chilling series that I cannot get over! The satire and implications of modern technology is just too intriguing and real.

    Black Mirror: A Look at Modern Day Paranoia