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Dinner Tonight? How Jake and Amir changed Youtube (working title)
With their series having ended a little over a year ago, can we make anything out of looking back at it? Perhaps something about the pressure of standing out as a 1-3 minute sketch comedy show on a Youtube more and more dominated by let’s plays and long videos? The show ran for 8 years – has it had a cultural impact? I’m not sure, but it seems worth discussion, at least.
Buffy Did it: The Simpson's for Live-Action
Discuss which other popular TV shows owe significant debt to the writing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It could be visually, like comparing the depictions of Buffy’s powers in Season 1 to Jessica Jones, for example. Or, a another, the episode structure of Fringe (setting aside the super-powered blonde protagonist set upon by destiny. Those are the two I thought of, but I’m sure there are loads more.