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A riveting and revealing look at the shows thathelped cable television drama emerge as the signature art form of thetwenty-first century
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape oftelevision began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continuedto chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows, first on premiumcable channels like HBO and then basic cable networks like FX and AMC,dramatically stretched television's narrative inventiveness, emotionalresonance, and artistic ambition. No longer necessarily concerned with creatingalways-likable characters, plots that wrapped up neatly every episode, orsubjects that were deemed safe and appropriate, shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield, and more tackled issues of life and death, love andsexuality, addiction, race, violence, and existential boredom. Just as the bignovel had in the 1960s and the subversive films of New Holl
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Author:||Szarabajka, Keith , Martin, Brett|
|Book Format:||Audio CD|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||5.50 x 6.25 x 1.00 Inches|
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