"Please Like Me" and global TV flows
This case study examines the formal and informal distribution of Australian dramedy Please Like Me (2013–17) via the now-defunct American digital cable channel Pivot and via fan culture on Tumblr. The contrast between Pivot's failure to secure an audience and fans' success in circulating the show offers an insight into the continued shift in TV consumption and the complex relationship between distributors and viewers.
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