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Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls

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Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls (WB/CW, 2000-2007). Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due ...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published April 9th 2010 by Syracuse University Press
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Carol
Dec 28, 2010 Carol rated it really liked it
I saw that one of the chapter titles is "Javajunkies vs. Balcony Buddies" and I'm laughing already...

Took me awhile to read through this. It turned out to be a very readable book, however. It contained chapters trying to explain why the girls craved food so much but yet we never saw them actually eating. It had a nice section on 'Real and Imagined Communities' and how the internet has changed how we interact with our entertainment now. There was a good comparison between this quirky show and one
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Michelle
Mar 08, 2015 Michelle marked it as to-read
I'm binge-watching this on Netflix so I might try to get this book from the library. I sense I'm one of the few people on Goodreads or on my friends list who watches TV with regularity. Oh well......I read on the can and standing in line. :)
Michelle
Jun 09, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
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Some of the essays really seemed to be pulling ideas from very small parts of the show, but it was intriguing to read these different views on the show and how viewers reacted based on their comments on message boards
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