Not Without a Fight eE not anxhaustive overview on the history of #scripted American television shows he focuses on five series in ach of the various genres medical legal CRIME SCI #American television shows he focuses on five series in ach of the various genres medical legal CRIME SCI SIT COM ETC sci fi sit com The Unseen Wonder etc how things have progressed and sometimes improved since thearly 50 s into the The Management Bible early 21st centuryAlso notable were the various interviews usually series writer creators but there were actors and directors as well representing a wide array of small screen talent that concludedach chapter The Platinum Age of Television An Evolutionary History of uality TV by David Bianculli is a free NetGalley book that I read in mid OctoberEpic in scope but with humble clear narration Bianculli groups TV shows together by genre where Peyton Place can mingle freely with Desperate Housewives at last then bookmarks these chapters with biographies of lead actors and TV hosts that are masters in their field It s a giant resource sized undertaking but Bianculli has done well to keep the topic fresh and relevant This is a Goodreads First Reads reviewThis is a great overall view of how modern television came to be All shows and their creators are organized by category and there is a nice diversity of shows
the author covers both in depth reviews and smaller segments Workmanlike review of the major influential shows by genre over the seventy plus years of the history of television. E he selects five key xamples of the form tracing its continuities and its dramatic departures and drawing on xclusive and in depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television historyTelevision has triumphantly come of age artistically; David Bianculli's book is the first to date to xamine in depth and in detail and with a keen critical and historical sense how this inspiring development came abou.
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David Bianculli ´ 4 Read & DownloadExcept for one really off putting digression into a defense of Bill Cosby and the use of the term alleged non consensual sexual misconduct I really liked this bookBut that Cosby bit was really really weird Repeats itself a lot probably so ach individual chapter can xist on its own or can be read out of order but when you do read the whole thing and why wouldn t you the freuent restatement of facts and credits gets a little xhausting particularly after 550 pages Still it s a very thorough and loving volutionary survey of the history of TV as we currently know it Really liked reading this I could definitely hear Bianculli s voice as I was reading since I ve heard him for years on NPR s Fresh Air Definitely appreciated reading about important TV broadcasts from the 50s and 60s The only trouble is the list of TV shows I must see is only getting longer Who would think reading a book about TV would be fun I was a little apprehensive when I started reading I have watched most of these shows before whether they be reruns or first time on television David Bianculli a known TV critic wrote How Certain Shows Lead #how certain shows lead or helped create a new world for television watchersThis is separated shows lead to or helped create a new world for television watchersThis book is separated 13 parts or TV genres Within Invisible (The Curse of Avalon each section there are approximately 5 shows that get a specific look into them but there are also talk of shows that interl. Television shows have nowclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time This new book by one of our finest critics Yummy Supper explains historically in depth and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves how the art of must seebinge watch televisionvolved Darwin had his theory of volution and David Bianculli has his Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of uality television what. Ink the next to the previous At the nd of most sections there is a personal profile of 1 or people that helped to make or xpand that particular genreThis book while over 500 pages in my ARC took a while to read I am glad that I did My knowledge
the shows greatly increased and I have a better understanding of television overallThank you DoubleDay Books and NetGalley for the digital ARC of this book to give my honest opinion This is a thorough thoughtful book about the volution of television Arranged by genres it highlights some of the most important programs and spotlights some of the most talented writers Also touches on other lesser programs of the time We got our first television when I was six and I remember afternoons playing board games with the tv on showing the test pattern and hoping a Hopalong Cassidy movie would soon be n I loved this book More like reading an ncyclopedia of television than a coherent narrative Good in bits and pieces particularly the biographical sketches but not something you read cover to cover with a story line Platinum reads on occasion like a college textbook but that s probably because author Bianculli is an associate university professor However it s also fairly well researched which is likely due to his journalistic background he s worked at numerous newspapers since the mid 70 s in TV criticismWhil. It is and crucially how it got that way In tracing the volutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television our age the ra of The Sopranos and Breaking Bad and Mad Men and The Wire Homeland and Girls he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres among them the sitcom the crime show miniseries the soap opera the western the animated series and the late night talk show In ach genr.of the shows