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Question 1

Watch at least 60 minutes of TV, focusing on the depiction of older adults. Analyze and discuss TV programming in the context of at least two of the following:

  • Portrayal of elderly characters
  • Intergenerational themes
  • Conflict in relation to the older population
  • Aging stereotypes or myths
  • Cultural diversity in relation to quality of care

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The Portrayal of Elderly Characters

On television, today, if a character goes crazy, makes extravagant comments to a person of the opposite sex or is intrigued by fundamental things, this character will probably have silver hair. In one way or another, the divine beings of television have chosen disgusting, inappropriate or idiotic actors for old characters. Or again, all three. See, for example, what they did with poor Margo Martindale, an award-winning Emmy artist named Tony. Currently plays the mother of the character of Will Arnett in the parody of CBS “The Millers.” A complete secondary plot at the beginning of the settlement was worked around his belly, explicitly gas. In this equivalent scene, Beau Bridges, another Emmy champion who plays his other important role, is not apt to use a wireless phone properly (The Millers First Look, 2013).

Intergenerational Themes

Located on a sugarcane ranch in Louisiana, Ava DuVernay’s Queen’s Sugar is a multigenerational epic drama that American television has never been able to organize. The fact that it takes into account so many elements in its reports, including class and intergenerational conflicts, dynamic and distant prejudices, government laws and directives and even the effect of the atmosphere and financial changes, is much more than subtle friction of agreements. Televisions are full of convincing and beautiful characters on the screen, who are also the main characters are Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), a rich woman who leaves Los Angeles with her teenage son to make another life; Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley), writer and extremist of New Orleans; and his brother Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), a single father with a proven track record in the world of work, who is trying to raise a child abandoned by a crazy drug mother. Nothing in the program moves as one would expect, and the emphasis on aerial and forced visual narration (with the confidence of female leaders) separates it further from other families at different times (Queen Sugar, 2016).

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   How representative of elderly people do you believe this TV show really is?