Monday, 13 October 2008

Book ~ "Sitcoms: The 101 Greatest TV Comedies of All Time" (2007) Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnik

From Amazon ~ The most beloved, most groundbreaking, and most entertaining TV comedies of all time are celebrated in words and pictures.

In 101 lively chapters and lots of special features, the authors explore our favorite form of popular entertainment, the TV situation comedy. Of the many hundreds of shows that have debuted over TV's 60-year history, the authors have carefully selected the most influential, popular, and enduring ones, from Gilligan's Island to Seinfeld, I Love Lucy to Will and Grace, creating a history of the medium that goes beyond stats and trivia to reveal all that goes into the creation of classic television, from the writing and all-important casting to the directing and, of course, the acting.

Each chapter of Sitcoms features numerous photos, many rare and behind-the-scenes, along with cast lists, artists' biographies, "off-set" tidbits, critical commentary, and all of the relevant statistics. Special features cover such topics as famous unseen characters, sitcom pets, spin-offs, sitcoms made from movies, and many more. It's a visual and informative feast for TV lovers, from nostalgia buffs to the TV Land generation.

Fun book about our favourite sitcoms. I found myself saying, "Oh ya ... I forgot about that show! Oh ya ... I forgot about that show!"

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I love watching Dejavu and watching all the old sitcoms.