Feedback

Anxiety, helplessness and 'adultescence': examining the appeal of teen drama for the young adult audience

Feasey, R (2009) 'Anxiety, helplessness and 'adultescence': examining the appeal of teen drama for the young adult audience.' European Journal of Cultural Studies, 12 (4). pp. 431-446. ISSN 1367-5494

Abstract

Although much work on the long-running Charmed series focuses on the popular appeal of the programme for the teen or 'tween' audience, this article examines the ways in which the show can be seen to appeal to the young adult audience. It argues that those themes, characters and intertextual reference points that appeal to the adolescent viewer also can be seen to speak to the twenty to thirtysomething generation who have turned their back on marriage, mortgages and secure employment in favour of a less rigid definition of adult maturity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Charmed, crisis of adulthood, teen audience, young adult audience
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2013 13:21
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:29
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/657
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)