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Television Finales: From Howdy Doody to Girls (Television and Popular Culture) Kindle Edition
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The last word on TV endings.--Matt Zoller Seitz, television critic for New York Magazine
This book is about much more than television finales; it shows us how the final episode illuminates the entire series. David Bianculli's work is historically informed, showing his mastery of the subject. With contributors representing some of the leading lights in television studies and impressive contributions by new scholars as well, the approximately seventy essays span the scope of television.--Rhonda V. Wilcox, author of Reading Joss Whedon
An invaluable resource for those studying or researching popular culture. . . .Highly recommended--Choice --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Douglas L. Howard is academic chair of the English Department on the Ammerman Campus at Suffolk County Community College. He is the editor of Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television and a coeditor of The Essential Sopranos Reader.David Bianculli has been a TV critic since 1975, currently runs the website TVWorthWatching.com, and serves as guest host for NPR's Fresh Air. He is the author of The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07D818S4T
- Publisher : Syracuse University Press (13 November 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1528 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 542 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0815636040
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,200,750 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The essays are interesting and, in most cases, thoughtful and well-considered, with the finales put into both historical/cultural context as well as within the context of the narrative of the often long-running shows themselves. But basically most of the entries are scholarly opinion pieces, the authors explaining why they think a particular finale was memorable or forgettable, good or bad (for example, Martha P. Nochimson hated the finale of Battlestar Galactica, faulting series creator/writer Ronald Moore for driving "the show where it could not and should not go" and frakking-up the finale) I didn't always agree with the authors' conclusions (personally, I thought the Galactica finale was great), but that didn't lessen my enjoyment of the book. I wish, though, that the book focused far less on the opinions and analyses of the authors and more on the actual development and production of the finales, with interviews with the writers, directors, and cast members.