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  • 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...

  • Brady, Brady, Bradyby Sherwood Schwartz; Lloyd J. Schwartz

    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...

  • 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 Revolution Was Televisedby Alan Sepinwall

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 16.99

    A phenomenal account of how twelve innovative television dramas from The Sopranos to Breaking Bad transformed the medium and the culture at large from TV critic Alan Sepinwall. more...

  • The Language of Televisionby Albert Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • The Ideological Octopusby Justin Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Television News and the Elderlyby Michael L. Hilt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    This concise survey investigates the television general managers? and news directors? attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer?s status as a viewing audience of the news and how they are presented in the news.... more...