Rough Draft TV show Friends

timer Asked: Mar 1st, 2015

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Your analysis must encompass all six perspectives. This will be a detailed analysis consisting of 6-8 written pages.  You must also use four credible academic sources in addition to the media itself. All sources must be cited in-text as well as on a reference page using standard APA format.


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Running Head: FRIENDS 1 Friends:Visual Communication in the Media 2 PACKAGING AND LOGOS Friends Thesis Youths in there mid 20s face many challenges in regards to social life, relationship issues and employment. Friends TV show in its episodes depicts the friends’ career issues and their comedic romantic adventures such as Joey audition for roles and Racheal seeking jobs at the fashion industry. The six friends have many dates and are in serious relationships such as Monica and Richard and Ross with Emily. Racheal and Ross‘s relationship the one that is most considered as it is full of break-ups and they do repeatedly date even when Ross married Emily. The friends hang out in Manhattan coffee house or at Racheal and Monica’s apartment. Joey is a struggling actor, Ross Geller a paleontologist and Monica a waitress at Central Perk. Outline 1. How does Friends provide sociologists with data to see how society reacts to it and how does companies use it in consumerism • The Central Perk coffee house, one of the principal settings of the series, has inspired various imitations worldwide • In 2006, Iranian businessman Mojtaba Asadian started a Central Perk franchise, registering the name in 32 countries • The coffee house sold real coffee to customers and featured a display of Friends memorabilia and props, such as the Geller Cup from the season three episode "The One with the Football" PACKAGING AND LOGOS 3 2. How does Friends media content be used to analyze ideologies of its producers and how they try to spread the ideologies? • It presents the idea that "all you need is good friends" and can construct families through choice. • The audience is able to identify with the program through the troubles seen on weekly episode 3. How does the show gets the central aspect of social interaction by the use of communication via texts, or transcripts • It portrays a new way of living life and developing relationships which are not normally seen in conventional society. According to a pop-culture expert at the University at Buffalo, Friends is "one of those rare shows that marked a change in American culture". • The images of youth and the roles they portray are better defined and represent a lifestyle that centers on creating and sustaining relationships between friends running their own lives and seeking help from each other. 4. How does the show provide for valuable historical and cultural insights? • The Guardian 's TV and radio blog stated that Friends has impacted the creation of other television shows such as How I Met Your Mother PACKAGING AND LOGOS • 4 Friends is parodied in the twelfth season Murder, She Wrote episode "Murder Among Friends". 5. How does Friends show used to interpret texts such as development of expert systems? • Jerry Ludwig, the writer of the episode, researched the "flavor" of Buds by watching episodes of Friends • The episode was devised after CBS moved Murder, She Wrote from its regular Sunday night time-slot to a Thursday night time-slot directly opposite Friends 6. How does the show unobtrusively analyze interactions and provide an insight over complex human language or thoughts • Joey's catchphrase, "How you doin'?", became a popular part of Western English slang used when greetings friends and as a start-up line. • Friends has also developed an alternative family lifestyle by representing young people that live unconventional domestic lives. It presents the idea that "all you need is good friends" and can construct families through choice • Perry's habit of ending a sentence unfinished for sarcasm also influenced viewers' speech
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