I believe that Harry Potter and the Harry Potter series in general is an example of the 'the good always wins' archetype. In case you don't know (even though you should) Harry Potter is a very popular book and movie series that is mainly fantasy. In the novels, Harry and the rest of the good people are always in some kind of trouble, mostly to do with Voldemort. Some specific examples are: In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry is in the chamber with the basilisk, and it seems like he is for sure going to die.
The Star Wars saga is one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. Together the films rank fourth in total worldwide box-office revenue (behind The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter, and James Bond), and by 2016, the seven films in the series has made over $6.54 billion. Combining the box-office take with the value of merchandising, Star Wars is the most profitable movie franchise in history. The marketing of Star Wars as not just a movie but a brand has had a lasting impact on the business of making movies.
Today you cannot turn on the radio with out hearing the "Billboard Hot 100" songs or turn on the tv or internet without seeing popular shows and movies, Most of these images and songs contain aspects of sexuality because it is what is enticing to the observer. But usually the sexual "see-saw" is tilted to the side of showing off women in a way that they seem like an item to be used.
In the popular TV show Grey's Anatomy there are some clear stereotypical archetypes. The show is about a hospital in Seattle focused around one young lady that starts off the series as a surgical intern named Meredith Grey. She would be categorized as "The Damsel in Distress" for the reason that she is always getting into trouble or in near death experiences. The hero would, in my opinion, be two characters, Derek Shepard and Christina Yang who are always saving Meredith or giving her advice to help her in some way.
Imitation of celebrities has reached an all time high in 2014 - cosmetic/plastic surgery to permanently alter someone's appearance to imitate a celebrity. Take Jordan James Parke, a man from the UK. A makeup artist by trade, he has spent 150,000 dollars trying to achieve the visage of Kim Kardashain. A resident of Manchester, Parke has undergone multiple surgeries and subjected himself to many, many injections to mimic the new mother, Kim Kardashian.
The main thing that I have learned is that television shows evolve and so do viewers. Popular shows in the 1990s, like Friends and Seinfeld, which were about a close knitted group of clean friends, would never survive in televisions market today which feeds off negativity. Today’s viewers are drawn to more dirty and mean spirited comedies like Two and a Half men. In addition, television is also changing the amount of money it spends on itself. In past years, television could never keep up with the production quality of high intensity action thrillers.
Movies impact people's lives so much. Whether its for entertainment or a life hanging purpose, learning about the effects of film on people, especially horror, has been something that i've started researching recently. I remember when I saw George A. Romero's Day of the Dead for the very first time, his cult classic 1985 film of zombies that roam the streets of a plagued world; watching the death scene of Captain Rhodes and seeing him get ripped in half by the blood thirsting zombies gave me the biggest chills any 7-year-old could ever experience. I nearly threw up but at the same time, I was so fascinated by it. Ever since I can remember films have had a great impact on me, especially the ones that dealt with the dismay and misfortunate events that people had to go through. However the question(s) that still remains is why did I love watching that scene over and over again. Why was I fascinated by it?