Lost in Translation: Beware the Comedy Adaptation

“Comedy is by far the most difficult genre, the one that demands the most work, the most talent, and also the most humility.’- Francois Truffaut Despite its on-screen levity, comedy has been known for decades as a deceptively difficult genre to successfully produce. Even more so, the art of adapting comedy programs for transnational viewing…

The Biggest Loser: The International Format’s Fall From Grace

Throughout this week, we have explored the ‘catch-all’ entertainment category known as reality television (TV). Reality TV describes an incredibly broad range of programs, all which feature ‘ordinary’ people in often extraordinary circumstances or situations. The Australian public has no shortage of reality television options, with more programs allocated to prime time than ever before….