Author(s): Paul Condon
More than half a century after its creation, television is still what everyone is talking about. With sophisticated storytelling and the very highest production values to match anything in world cinema, television is more thrilling, more fantastical, and more addictive than ever before...As with all art, there is good and bad - after all, there are millions of TV shows - but only 1001 TV Shows You Must Watch Before You Die reveals the classics that are definitively worth your time...From the weirdest gameshows and controversial reality TV experiments to the elegant, sophisticated style of Mad Men and breathtaking nature documentaries that change the way we see the world, 1001 TV Shows You Must Watch Before You Die features all genres. Discover why India's Ramayan is so legendary, why Roots was so groundbreaking, and what on earth the ending of Lost was all about. If you are recovering from devouring True Detective in one sitting, or are not sure what to add to the Netflix queue, this is the book for you. You can go beyond the familiar to discover award-winning masterpieces from around the world and obscure shows that have become cult hits...Everybody has a favorite TV show, and 1001 TV Shows You Must Watch Before You Die will rediscover it for you.
Paul Condon has been fascinated by television since he was a youngster, when just the theme tune of The Pink Panther cartoon could send him scurrying behind the sofa. He has produced articles and reviews about television and film for a wide variety of magazines, and has written books on popular culture, the movies of Alfred Hitchcock, the television show Six Feet Under, the Matrix films, and a comprehensive history of television. Paul has also been involved in organizing more than a dozen television-related conferences and events, and currently works in the industry helping to promote and support programs.