TV Show Discussion-


Question Description

  1. Develop four well-developed paragraphs about the TV show you watched, keeping a clear focus on the portrayal of gender in the show.In the first paragraph, give a brief summary of the episodes you watched.
  2. In the second and third paragraphs, discuss how gender roles play out in the episodes you watched. You may discuss the roles of one male and one female character, or the different roles of two female characters, or you may focus both paragraphs on one male or female character.
  3. In the fourth paragraph, discuss how gender roles either conform to or challenge the gender stereotypes discussed in at least ONE of the readings.
  4. Provide clear and specific examples from the episodes.
  5. Provide quotes/paraphrases from the selected readings.
  6. Remember to provide in-text citations in MLA format for both the TV shows you watched and the reading(s) you selected. Also remember to add a Works Cited at the end of your analysis. (Don't forget to cite each episode you watched, as well as the articles.)
  7. Post your analysis in TV Show Discussion in the Full Class Forums.

    Some suggested shows that center on the American family:

    • Up All Night Blackish

    • The King of Queens * Fresh off the Boat
    • Home Improvement * The Goldman's
    • The Middle * Last Man Standing
    • Everybody Loves Raymond * Blackish
    • I Love Lucy
    • All in the Family
    • Good Times
    • That 70’s Show
    • The Cosby Show
    • Gilmore Girls
    • Tyler Perry's House of Payne
    • Modern Family

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Gender Roles in the Show “Everybody Loves Raymond”
The televisions show “Everybody Loves Raymond” is an American sitcom that was aired
from 1996 to 2005 and had nine seasons with 201 episodes. The show is centered on an
American family of Raymond Barone and Debra (Rosenthal). The family has a daughter, Ally,
and twin sons Michael and Geoffrey. Raymond, who is a sports writer loves to make jokes on
every situation and often avoids responsibilities in the house, leaving them the wife Debra, a stay
at home mum. In the premiere season, the characters of the main actors are brought to foe, for
instance, in episode one, the show introduces Raymond and Debra family, as well as Raymond’s
family that lives across the road. In the second e...

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