Your task in this paper is first to explain to current and potential viewers of your chosen television show a "hidden" meaning or function of the show that people would not immediately notice. To do this, I will ask you to focus on one or more of the following interpretative perspectives which highlight the social function of a given television show:

While the main focus of your paper is to "prove" that your analysis of the show is sound, the paper should also offer the reader a reason for reading such an analysis. Thus, the second task in the paper is to explain to the reader why they should read your analysis. Such analyses usually ask their audience to consider what effect--positive or negative--such messages might be have on their own thinking, but the purpose of your analysis will ultimately determine how you discuss the show's potential effect on its viewers.