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1001 TV Shows You Must Watch Before You Die

Edited by Paul Condon, Foreword by Steven Moffat, Introduction by Robb Pearlman

  • October 6, 2015
  • Hardcover
  • Performing Arts - Television - Guides & Reviews
  • Universe
  • 6-1/4 x 8-1/4
  • $36.95
  • $36.95
  • 978-0-7893-2938-7

About This Book

The most groundbreaking and important must-see shows from the 1950s to today’s golden age of television. This latest addition to the best-selling and highly acclaimed 1001 series showcases the best programs produced for television from its inception to the bumper crop of great shows being produced in today’s era of original cable programming and digital streaming. 
Offering a critical evaluation of the most important and groundbreaking TV programs ever created, this book tracks television’s evolution through decades of social, cultural, and stylistic change. Included are shows that broke new ground, influenced the future, and left a lasting mark, ranging from the wholesomeness of Leave It to Beaver or The Andy Griffith Show through the mod cool of Laugh-In and The Avengers to the present day. Every important genre and era is represented, from award-winning sitcoms such as All in the Family and Seinfeld to the recent wave of high-quality cable series, including The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men
This volume is the perfect guide to what next to binge watch—every program is available via DVD or streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

About the Author

Paul Condon is the author of several pop culture books, including The Matrix Unlocked and The Complete Hitchcock. Steven Moffat is a Scottish television writer and producer who has won an Emmy for his writing on Sherlock. Robb Pearlman is the author of many pop culture books, including 101 Ways to Use a Unicorn and 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie.

Reviews

  • "Drawing its resource material from countries all over the world [1001 TV Shows] examines the best-of-the-best TV series from every genre. Comedies, dramas, cop shows, sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, variety, westerns - you name it, this book has them . . . This is the ultimate TV show book that brings back memories and invites readers to discover TV shows they may not be familiar with but deserve watching."
    -COLLECTORS CORNER BLOG

    "One of the most comprehensive books ever published on television, 1001 TV Shows You Must Watch before You Die, is packed with trivia and insight into the most important and groundbreaking TV programs." 
    -THE NATIONAL EXAMINER

    "This is a book that has something for everyone. . . Christmas is right around the corner - pick up a copy of 1001 TV Shows You Must Watch Before You Die for someone special on your gift list."
    -SNUG HARBOR BAY BLOG

    "Find out which programs you need to put on your gotta-see with 1001 TV Shows You Must Watch Before You Die."
    -PARADE MAGAZINE

    "Offering a critical evaluation of the most important and groundbreaking TV programs ever created, this book tracks televisions' evolution through decades of social, cultural, and stylistic change. Included are shows that broke new ground, influenced the future, and left a lasting mark. . . Every important genre and era is represented, from award-winning sitcoms such as All in the Family and Seinfeld to the recent wave of high-quality cable series, including The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men."
    -FORCES OF GEEK BLOG
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