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Supercontext: The West Wing, Season 1

With a comparison of their staff rosters, we try imagining a television show that idolizes the White House today, the way The West Wing did in 1999. Believe it or not, Aaron Sorkin’s fantasy of public service let some people admire civics again.

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Supercontext: Who Killed Mulaney?

What went wrong with comedian John Mulaney’s debut sitcom? Was it network interference? Formatting? Or did the creator just take on too much? We discuss the differences between irony and sincerity in television humor to try to understand this show’s cancellation.

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Supercontext: Hannibal

Looking back on the television series HANNIBAL, we’re enamored with its attention to detail. But how did this gruesome slash fiction make its way to network television? Charlie thinks it’s because this is a “wet” show. Christian thinks it’s Bryan Fuller performing a miracle.

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