March 23, 2015
Johnson, S. Watching Tv Makes You Smarter. They Say, I Say (277-294). New York: W.W. Norton& Company, Inc 2009. Print.
In Watching TV makes you Smarter Steven Johnson uses the hit TV show “24” to support his thesis stating that TV makes you smarter. He thinks that to keep up with an intense TV show like “24” you have to “pay attention, make inferences, track-shifting social relationships” (279). Johnson disagrees with the popular notion on that the “sleeper curve” is the single most important new force altering mental development of young people today. Steven Johnson takes a roll of teaching journalism at New York University and serves as a contributing editor for Wired. He also writes a monthly column for Discover. One of his pieces was published in the New York Times Magazine in 2005. This piece is an excerpt from Everything Bad is Good for you.
Peacocke, A. “Family Guy & Freud: Jokes & Their relations to the unconscious”. .They
Say, I Say (299-311) New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2012. Print.
I watched a television show called Burn Notice, and that show explains through their episodes how a certain individual can take care of themselves in certain situations and gain better focus skills. Some situations that the show brings might not happen in our lives, but it is good to have a better understanding of the situation than not to know.
Most televisions shows are not about violence and drama. Cartoons shows like; Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park and many more inform their viewers in ways that might seem unusual and might only seem as entertainment than educational. In the article “Family Guy and Freud, Jokes and their relation to the Unconscious”. Antonia Peacocke explains that every show has some education purpose, these animated cartoons show “some aspects of American culture” (303). Now network performs this...