MAGNIFYING THE ORDINARY: GENRE MIXTURE AND HUMOUR IN THE TV SERIES CHUCK

  • Carmen Gregori-Signes

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Chuck is an American television series about a “normal” guy who works at the Buy More. His life changes dramatically when he becomes the most important person for the USA intelligence. This gives rise to a conflict between civilian and spy life. The analysis involves a multimodal account (cf. Lorenzo-Dus 2009) of the aesthetics (Cardwell 2005) of the second season that illustrates how the series establishes a parallelism between Chuck’s life as a spy and that of his colleagues at the Buy More. By combining elements from different genres (Altman 1988) it portrays a rather “different from what may be the expected-representation” (Kress and van Leeuwen 2001:10) of the routine at the workplace (Armstrong 2005), thus depicting a rare humorous magnification of the ordinary life of a group of ordinary citizens with an ordinary job (cf. Beeden and Bruin 2011).

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07. 09. 2017.
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GREGORI-SIGNES, Carmen. MAGNIFYING THE ORDINARY: GENRE MIXTURE AND HUMOUR IN THE TV SERIES CHUCK. Komunikacija i kultura <em>online</em>, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 157-167, сеп. 2017. ISSN 2217-4257. Dostupno na: <http://komunikacijaikultura.org/index.php/kk/article/view/152>. Datum pristupa: 20 нов. 2019
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