Genius on Television

Genius on Television

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Whether it's Sherlock Holmes solving crimes or Sheldon and Leonard geeking out over sci-fi, geniuses are central figures on many of television's most popular series. They are often enigmatic, displaying superhuman intellect while struggling with mundane aspects of daily life. This collection of new essays explores why TV geniuses fascinate us and how they shape our perceptions of what it means to be highly intelligent. Examining series like Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, Bones, Elementary, Fringe, House, The Mentalist, Monk, Sherlock, Leverage and others, scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss how television both reflects and informs our cultural understanding of genius.Adam Bryant, a€œThe Closer Finale Postmortem: Creator James Duff Talks Brendaa#39;s Final Confession, a€ TV, August ... and Becoming a Popular Television Show, a€ Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 35:2 (2013):135, anbsp;...

Title:Genius on Television
Author: Ashley Lynn Carlson
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-07-09

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