My students have, for the past few years, talked about and discussed programmes that I hadn’t watched. Some of my students talked about Netflix and things that were available through it… reluctantly I signed up – but am now a convert. Although, I do think Netflix has pigeonholed me based on my watching things for modules into being a teenager with very specific tastes (this could form the basis of an interesting content analysis perhaps). I still watch the news on terrestrial TV though and of course I have to watch programmes like Doctor Who when they are broadcast. Looking forward to teaching the TV Times module very much!
This week on my gender module we looked at why people go in for cosmetic surgery, including how it is glamorised on makeover programmes. We also touched on the notions of beauty and body image and whether we can resist the ideology in the media. Great ideas and issues raised by my students.