Flashcards in Humans Deck (85)
Who was the Co-Production between for Humans?
Channel 4 commissioned Kudos Film + TV.
Who distributed Humans?
Shine LTd and aMC in the US.
What is Humans based on?
"Real Humans" Swedish series
What is Humans the highest rated thing for C4?
Their highest rated drama since 1992. 2 series of 8 episodes each.
When was Channel 4 launched?
What was different about Channel 4?
They had an alternative programming remit
What 3 ways has TV changed since the advent of digital tech?
In terms of production, distribution and consumption.
How has digital tech changed the distribution of TV?
It is a global rather than national industry
What has digital tech done to PSB?
Forced it to adapt its structure, role and function.
How do audiences consume TV in new ways and why?
Tablet, phone, binge-watching, on demand catch-up, Netflix etc. due to industry increasing in portability = changed patterns of consumption.
What have interactive channels e.g. YouTube done?
Increased accessibility for the "prosumer" audience
Is C4 a PSB?
Yes, but funded commercially through advertising.
What does C4 not have that BBC, Sky and ITV have?
No In-House Production.
What is it with C4 and profit?
They are a non-profit-making organisation.
Who regulates C4?
Name 3 of C4's key public service elements?
Be innovative and distinctive, Stimulate public debate on contemporary issues, Reflect cultural diversity of UK, Champion alt points of view, inspire change in people's lives, Nurture new and existing talent.
Name 2 Intertextual elements?
"Vertigo"- Gavin Elster "creates" perfect woman to serve
"The Stepford Wives"- domestic, beautiful, subservient female robots replace real women.
What does Baudrillard say about the media?
Creates hyperrealities, What is encoded as "real" is not "real" but a "Simulacrum" offering a hyperreality. We accept as real due to constant exposure.
Why don't we get the full Todorov narrative in Ep1?
The narrative is episodic.
Explain the Equilibrium narrative stage in Ep 1?
Opening scenes- family set-up. Absent working mother (Laura)
Explain the Disruption narrative stage in Ep 1?
"We're going shopping." Purchase of synth and introduction into household, takes over domestic duties. Disrupts family routine.
Explain the Recognition stage of Narrative in Ep 1?
Signaled by Laura's concern about relationship between Anita and Sophie, then enigma of Anita taking Sophie out at night. Cliffhangers.
Name some non-linear elements in Ep 1?
Flashback to synths hiding, Anita's flashbacks to car in water holding someone.
Identify the intertextual reference in Ep1? (about women)
"The Stepford Wives" - domestic , beautiful, subservient female robots replace real women.
What is Ch 4 a remake of?
What has humans done to be post-modern? (borrowing)
Bricolage and "borrowing" from other texts e.g. Real Humans.
What does Humans rely on to be post-modern?
Audience understanding of sci-fi to decode it.
What about the order of events makes Humans Post-modern?
Narrative is paradoxical and fragmented with flashback and montage.
What relationships in Humans makes it Post-modern?
Identity and technology, man vs machine, conformity vs individualism.