Michel Ghanem (he/him) aka tvscholar

Hi! I’m Michel. I have a Master of Arts in fashion studies from Toronto Metropolitan University, during which I wrote a thesis on costume design and madness on television through the lens of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I engaged in some doctoral work and research in a PhD program before withdrawing in early 2020, but I’m still disseminating my experience in grad school, discourse on television and its multiplicities. I’m constantly watching/learning/writing about television as much as I can, which is how this newsletter (and tvscholar, the Instagram account) came to be.

This newsletter is predominantly written from my apartment in Vancouver, on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Writings with the Cut

Interviews with W Magazine

Other Writings

  • And Just Like That…the Viewer Cringes (Public Books)

  • Samantha’s Return Is a Short and Sweet Ode to Fans (Elle magazine)

  • The Glamorous Finale Solves Its Most Frustrating Love Triangle (Elle magazine)

  • ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Trudged to the Finish Line With Season 8 (TheWrap)

  • ‘Heartstopper’ Season 2 Review: Netflix Series Returns More Queer and Joyous Than Ever (TheWrap)

  • ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ Review: Gritty Spin-Off Fails to Reanimate a Tired Franchise (TheWrap)

  • ‘Foundation’ Season 2 Review: Apple TV+ Unveils a Flawed but Visually Stunning Return (TheWrap)

  • 8 Shows to Watch Now That Succession Is Over (W)

  • What to watch after you’ve finished My Brilliant Friend (W)

  • This Is Going To Hurt is a medical drama unlike any other (W)

  • Escape to Acapulco, the colorful series perfect for a winter binge (W)

  • Where are all the bisexual men on television? (Dame magazine)

  • Gay yearning & Young Royals (An Injustice!)

  • In conversation with Indigenous costume designer Carmen Thompson (Public Parking)

  • Why it’s time for television costume designers to receive public recognition for their work (Fashionista)

Contact Michel

Instagram / Twitter

Email: michel.tvscholar@gmail.com

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AKA Michel, writer-researcher interested in all things television. @ tvscholar on Instagram.