Theorising Television essay

‘We are able to conclude that something is of high quality based…. on our recognition of the particular aesthetic features it contains’ (Cardwell, 2007: 21). Evaluate this statement with regard to 1-2 programme case studies of your choice.

Cardwell, Sarah (1997) ‘’Is Quality Television any Good? Generic Distinctions, Evaluations and the Troubling Matter of Critical Judgement’, in Akass, Kim and Janet McCabe (eds) Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond, London: IB Tauris, pp.19-34.
Mittell, Jason (2004) Television and Genre: From Cop Shows to Cartoons, London: Routledge.
Williams, Kevin (2003) Understanding Media Theory, Oxford, Arnold.