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By Nick Salvato

Airing on CBS for fourteen seasons (1979–93), Knots Landing used to be a by-product of the preferred drama Dallas, yet eventually ran longer and took a truly varied tone on family, social, and monetary concerns than its predecssor. within the first full-length scholarly examine of Knots Landing, Nick Salvato situates the sequence in its fiscal and commercial contexts, addresses its strangely innovative courting to the yank politics of its interval, bargains shut formal interpretations of noteworthy episodes, and unpacks the pleasures of the program’s sensuous surfaces.

whereas it's been mostly missed in reviews of Eighties tv, Knots Landing still beat extra masculine fare like Hill highway Blues and L.A. legislations in the scores, brought a unique specialize in middle-class lives in melodrama, and introduced or revived the careers of its significant stars. during this research Salvato investigates the sequence’ position in common serialization of yank primetime tv within the early Eighties and the top of community dominance within the early Nineties, in addition to its certain dating to Reaganism and glamour, at the one hand, and everydayness and suburbanization, at the different. Salvato additionally appears on the sequence when it comes to key thoughts similar to reminiscence, theatricality, identity, “quality” television, and stardom.

lovers of the sequence in addition to readers drawn to pop culture, tv background, representations of gender, and buildings of superstar will locate a lot to get pleasure from during this volume.

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