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- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 26.00
In his seminal book'Television?s Second Golden Age', Robert Thompson described quality TV as ?best defined by what it is not?: ?it is not ?regular? TV?. Audacious maybe, but his statement renewed debate on the meaning of this highly contentious term. Dealing primarily with the post-1996 era shaped by digital technologies and defined by consumer choice... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 16.00
Based upon the successful Jeff Lindsay novel 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter', Showtime's and FX's 'Dexter' continues to raise the bar on television drama, as it chronicles the grisly exploits of a police blood spatter expert who moonlights as a serial killer (or vice versa). Unlike other serial killers, however, Dexter only kills the bad guys, a distinction... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
This bibliographic guide covers the "Buffyverse"--the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999-2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest and most inclusive work of its kind. The author organizes and describes both the original texts... more...
- Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 14.95
Groundbreaking! Does for TV shows what Leonard Maltin?s guides do for movies! Forget movies! Sales of TV DVDs are outpacing all other categories, according to Video Store magazine. The Simpsons, 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Alias , even old chestnuts like Columbo and Home Improvement are blowing out of the stores as fans and collectors rush... more...
- Running Press 2010; US$ 24.95
The Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved series to ever grace American television screens. Whether you?ve been a devoted fan since its inception in the late 1960s, or are a more recent Brady buff thanks to its steady airing in syndication, there is an undeniable shared delight that comes from the simple-natured, humor-filled world of that picture-perfect... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Sociopaths are pervasive in contemporary television, from high-brow drama all the way down to cartoons -- and of course the news as well. From the scheming Eric Cartman of South Park to the seductive imposter Don Draper of Mad Men , cold and ruthless characters captivate us, making us wish that we could be so effective and successful. Yet... more...
- Touchstone 2013; US$ 16.99
ONE OF NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CRITIC MICHIKO KAKUTANI?S 10 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ?S 12 BEST HOLLYWOOD-RELATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative... more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 18.33
I've been on the planet for forty years now and I'm still none the wiser as to what it's all about really. I've never worried about life's big questions. People at my age sit about pondering "why are we here?" The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.' Karl Pilkington is forty years old. He's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00
The first part of this book assesses how television presents viewers with information - contrasting the ?official reality? of news and current affairs programmes with the anarchic view of the world put out by such as Morecambe and Wise and the two Ronnies. It challenges the politics of programme schedules and takes care to consider the language used... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00
Originally published in 1991, this introduction to studying the television audience discusses developments in semiology and cultural studies and their contribution to our understanding of the power of television. How, in the most precise and intricate sense, does television influence the way we think about the world? What ideological role does it... more...