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Title Hero or villain? : essays on dark protagonists of television / edited by Abigail G. Scheg and Tamara Girardi.
Imprint Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017].

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Subject Heroes on television.
Antiheroes on television.
Villains on television.
Protagonists (Persons)
Alt Name Scheg, Abigail G., 1986-
Girardi, Tamara, 1981-
Lim, Stephanie,
Swamidoss, Hannah,
Clarke, Jack,
Ashton, Hilarie,
Leader, Tirza I.,
Mullen, Darcy,
Petridis, Sotiris, 1990-
Mehrenberg, Richard L.,
LaRue, Robert,
Womack, Caroline,
Schimmelpfennig, Annette,
Tresca, Don,
Burger, Alissa,
Yanders, Jacinta,
Vayo, Lloyd Isaac, 1981-
Gal, Ana G.,
Collie, Gillian,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Abigail G. Scheg, Tamara Girardi -- Bad cops and good inmates: Shifting power structures in prison dramas Oz and Orange Is the New Black / Stephanie Lim -- Harrison Wells and the making of identities: The scientist, the father and the family in the cosmic battle of good and evil in The Flash / Hannah Swamidoss -- Bad men: The fan culture and postmasculinity of Breaking Bad / Jack Clarke -- Breaking it down: Expressing Black selfhood and subverting binaries of good and bad in Key & Peele / Hilarie Ashton -- Talk bluntly and carry a pointy stick: Violence and verbal complexity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Tirza I. Leader, Darcy Mullen -- "I need an antiheroine": Female antiheroes in American quality television / Sotiris Petridis -- A dangerous mind: An examination of the effectiveness of Walter White as educator / Richard L. Mehrenberg -- Building (an) empire: Queer sacrifices in Lee Daniels' Empire / Robert LaRue -- Merlin: Magician, man and manipulator in Camelot / Caroline Womack -- "This isn't a democracy anymore": The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes and the post-apocalyptic good cop/bad cop / Annette Schimmelpfennig -- "The girl needs a little monster in her man": Heroes and villains in the works of Joss Whedon / Don Tresca -- The detective, the pastor and the thief: Backstrom's negotiations of morality / Alissa Burger -- Building and breaking an antihero: The rise of Sonny Corinthos / Jacinta Yanders -- You can't go home again: The multiple heroisms of Sergeant Nicholas Brody / Lloyd Isaac Vayo -- Good bad boys and the women who love them: Romantic triangulation and the ideal of conformist assimilation in The Vampire Diaries and True Blood / Ana G. Gal -- Deconstructing the dichotomy that is House, M.D.: A carnivalesque look at a good diagnostician/bad guy / Gillian Collie -- About the contributors -- List of names and terms.
ISBN 1476630526 (electronic bk.)
9781476630526 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1008980666
Additional Format Original 9781476667690 1476667691 (OCoLC)989968452

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