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Stone, Lelia M. A Textual Analysis of The Closer and Saving Grace: Feminist
and Genre Theory in 21st Century Television. Master of Arts (Radio, Television and
Film), December 2013, 89 pp., references 82 titles.
Television is a universally popular medium that offers a myriad of choices to
viewers around the world. American programs both reflect and influence the culture of
the times. Two dramatic series, The Closer and Saving Grace, were presented on the
same cable network and shared genre and design. Both featured female police
detectives and demonstrated an acute awareness of postmodern feminism. The Closer
was very successful, yet Saving Grace, was cancelled midway through the third season.
A close study of plot lines and character development in the shows will elucidate their
fundamental differences that serve to explain their widely disparate reception by the
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Stone, Lelia M. A Textual Analysis of the Closer and Saving Grace: Feminist and Genre Theory in 21St Century Television, thesis, December 2013; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc407774/m1/2/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .