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  • Why We Love Sociopathsby Adam Kotsko

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Andy Cohen Diariesby Andy Cohen

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 16.99

    A year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live , Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the... more...

  • Joe Cinque's Consolationby Helen Garner

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 1.81

    NOW A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE A true story of death, grief and the law "Garner's book is a writer's profound response to a tragedy and to questions about human responsibility over time as well as at precise moments" The Age In October 1997 a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend... more...

  • Playing to the World?s Biggest Audienceby Michael Curtin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97

    In this provocative analysis of screen industries in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, Michael Curtin delineates the globalizing pressures and opportunities that since the 1980s have dramatically transformed the terrain of Chinese film and television, including the end of the cold war, the rise of the World Trade Organization, the escalation... more...

  • Quality TVby Janet McCabe; Kim Akass

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Dexterby Douglas L. Howard

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Buffyverse Catalogby Don Macnaughtan

    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...

  • 5000 Episodes and No Commercialsby David Hofstede

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • China Turned Onby James Lull

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China?s effort to ?modernize? and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a ?bridge? between government and the people, television became at once the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party and the most popular form of entertainment for Chinese... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Televisionby J. Mallory Wober

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A critical review of the harms and benefits of television that also examines systems for maximizing television's benefits. The author breaks away from the conventional jargon of audience measurement and other traditional research methods, proposing instead new and alternative European and Australian methods of evaluating programming. Typical characterizations... more...