Identify and describe the two shows’ shared genre.
Explain the both shows’ interaction/reflection with their era, whether socio-cultural, political, or industrial issues.
Identify and analyze similarities and differences between the two shows.
Explain how the similarities/differences reflect (or contradict) socio-cultural and industrial forces during the historical period in which the shows originally aired.
Bring in (at least two) outside scholarly or news sources that engage with your topic in general or your shows in
particular — this means either published through a university press or through a reputable newspaper.
Additional Internet or popular journalistic sources are welcome.
Provide a close reading/textual analysis of an episode from each show to illustrate your points.