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TV Milestones Series

Series Editor: Barry Keith Grant, Brock University
TV Milestones Series is a distinct series of short monographs written in a critical but accessible and lively manner. Each book offers a comprehensive account of a particular television show, placing it in the context of the history of television and broader cultural history, as well as discussing representative episodes of the show in detail. The titles are suitable for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

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Dark Shadows

Harry M. Benshoff

Explores the cultural, industrial, formal, and generic contexts of the television soap opera Dark Shadows as a precursor to today’s popular gothic media franchises.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814334393
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336328

Miami Vice

Steven Sanders

Discusses the aesthetic appeal, production history, philosophical themes, and enduring importance of the groundbreaking 1980s television series.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814334195
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814335413

I Love Lucy

Lori Landay

An analysis of I Love Lucy, one of the best loved sitcoms in the history of American television.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814332610
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814335734

The Honeymooners

David Sterritt

Examines the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of The Honeymooners in the context of postwar American values.

Paperback
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780814333969
eBOOK
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780814335451

Doctor Who

Jim Leach

A comprehensive account of Doctor Who as a television series and product of popular culture.

Paperback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814333082
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814335611

Angel

Stacey Abbott

Examines the innovative approach to genre, aesthetics, narrative, and the representation of masculinity in the television series Angel.

Paperback
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814333198
eBOOK
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814335598

Sex and the City

Deborah Jermyn

Examines the full run of Sex and the City and its production background, place in television history, innovations to the genre, and reception.

Paperback
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814332887
eBOOK
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814335642

M*A*S*H

David Scott Diffrient

Examines the origins, cultural significance, and legacy of the groundbreaking CBS television series M*A*S*H, which aired from 1972 to 1983.

Paperback
Published: September 2008
ISBN: 9780814333471
eBOOK
Published: September 2008
ISBN: 9780814335529

The Flip Wilson Show

Meghan Sutherland

Analyzes the social, political, and institutional context of The Flip Wilson Show, which ran on NBC between 1970 and 1974.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814332528
eBOOK
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814335758

Bewitched

Walter Metz

A study of the sitcom Bewitched that examines its entire run to discover the show’s numerous interlocking themes, tensions, and innovations.

Paperback
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814332313
eBOOK
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814335802

The Rifleman

Christopher Sharrett

A comprehensive analysis of what many consider to be television’s most intelligent western.

Paperback
Published: November 2005
ISBN: 9780814330821
eBOOK
Published: November 2005
ISBN: 9780814337608

Perry Mason

Thomas Leitch

An exploration of the enduring popularity of the television series Perry Mason and its universal reputation as the most formulaic program in the history of broadcast television.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814331217
eBOOK
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814336762

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Marcia Landy

A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814331033
eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814336519

Disney TV

J. P. Telotte

A historical account of the context, impact, and legacy of one of the most successful series in American television history.

Paperback
Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780814330845
eBOOK
Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780814337639

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