Reflective Analysis Of The Famous All In The Family Series

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For my reflective analysis, I decided to watch the famous All in The Family series that had aired back in the early 1970’s. This is truly one of the most subversive television series in all of entrainment programming history. Norman Lear, the creator of All in The Family, catered moments to television that were so provocative they would have even made the famous director of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks, blush a little. Archie Bunker was a character who harkened back to an older time, A WWII veteran, a blue-collar worker, a short tempered family man from Queens, NY, and a very “opinionated” conservative. This character, Archie Bunker, reflected the very real extremes of white America as the stereotypical conservative and racially insensitive ideologue. Throughout the entirety of the All in The Family series, Archie struggles with many topics regarding…show more content…
This series is equally acclaimed and is known as The Jefferson’s. This show aired in the mid 70’s and focuses on a black family that once lived in Harlem. The Jefferson’s would be a counter to everything that the Bunkers would embody, which makes this analysis so intriguing in its juxtaposition. What makes it even better is that the All in The Family and The Jefferson’s sitcoms exist in the same world and have interacted with each other in episodes. George, himself, is a blue collar worker, a Korean War vet, and family man. George is a hard working janitor but is always looking to find ways to make it big beyond his laborious work. Eventually, the Jefferson’s would run a successful dry cleaning operation awarding them to living in a deluxe apartment in the sky in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. George, much like Archie, had his own idiosyncrasies. He was often rude, opinionated, and a bigot himself. Now that we have an idea of who these character truly are, let’s dive deeper into how they move emotionally and

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