Schole Deep Dives: 90's TV


One of my Schole Deep Dives this year will cover the topic of 90's (and the aughts too) TV.

I'll be reading about the making of some of the shows that shaped culture in the decade considered by many to be television's greatest.

I'll also be (re) watching several shows from this Golden Age of television with my "schole eyes".

This means I'll be enjoying the shows (any excuse to watch Friends for the 89ths time is a good one) but also that I'll be thinking about them in light of their artistic merit and cultural significance. 

I'll be making notes about culture, art, humor, political references, writing, and more.

Because television is art.

Because, Schole is a wide feast, and to be well nourished is to pursue many forms of goodness.

Schole isn't just Victorian novels and poetry...and in fact, if your feast is limited, it lacks the fullness of nourishment that comes from a pursuit of all the goodness and beauty that the world has to offer.

We contain multitudes, and our Schole should too.

Books I'll be reading:

πŸ“– Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV by Warran Littlefield

πŸ“– I'll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

πŸ“– Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era by Saul Austerlitz

πŸ“– Friends 'til the End: The One With All Ten Years by David Wild

πŸ“– Television's Second Golden Age from Hill Street Blues to ER by Robert J. Thompson

πŸ“– Season Finale: The Unexpected Rise and Fall of the WB and UPN by Susanne Daniels

πŸ“– Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

πŸ“– Sex and The City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way we Think, Live and Love by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

πŸ“– Directed by James Borrows: Five Decades of Stories from the Legendary Director of Taxi, Cheers, Fraiser, Friends, Will and Grace, and More

πŸ“–Freaks, Geeks and Dawson's Creek: How Seven Teen Shows Transformed Everything by Thea Glassman

πŸ“– The Fresh Prince Project: How the Fresh Price of Bel-Air Remixed America by Chris Palmer

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