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The Americans, Season 1
For the last decade and longer, the highest quality TV series have embraced complexity, subtlety, and innovation in storytelling with impressive sophistication. The intricate plots and deep character development of these long-form dramas stand up to comparisons with great literature – but how do we “read” TV? This weekly discussion group will analyze Season One of The Americans – much in the way a book group critiques a novel. The Americans, which many critics have called “the best drama on television,” follows two Russian spies living undercover as a suburban couple in 1980s’ Washington, D.C., raising questions about the gamesmanship embedded in everyday life and within a marriage. The show’s exploration of domestic conflict is as brilliant and heartbreaking as the cold-war espionage is suspenseful. Or is it? The group’s members will share their insights and reactions. Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore several episodes of the show. The group is free, but advanced registration is requested. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule, please contact Scott Burton at email@example.com or 806-2621.
Learn about the range of options for on-demand television viewing, from Apple TV and Amazon Prime to Netflix and more. In addition, Mimi Avins will give a preview of The Americans, the award-winning TV show that will be the focus of the June TV BOOK GROUP at The Community Library.
The JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID is comprised of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, drawn together by a deep interest in all things mythological. Specific topics may vary yet the gathering always includes at least an hour of open round-table discussion. The group is facilitated by Jan Peppler, a doctoral candidate in Mythological Studies. Everyone is welcome!
Topic: Archetypes and Mythology
What are archetypes and how do they show up in mythology and our personal lives? Diane Crist, M.A., a Jungian psychotherapist practicing in the Wood River Valley since 1988, will provide an overview of archetypes as they appear in fairy tales and myth. From there, we will discuss how these same archetypes show up in our lives.
The creative writing workshop with Tony Evans is open to all genres and levels, providing a supportive atmosphere where local writers can share their work. Writing topics and exercises will be provided at each class. Please bring samples of your works-in-progress. For more information call Tony at 720-4821.