Television Without Pity: 752 Things We Love to Hate (and Hate to Love) about TV

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Quirk Books, 2006 - Performing Arts - 303 pages
53 Reviews
Shut Up, TV!
 
In Television Without Pity, the founders of the popular TV-recap Web site TelevisionWithoutPity.com pay snarky tribute to 752 of the shows, characters, actors, clichés, plot devices, memorable moments, and catchphrases that make watching TV such a guilty pleasure.
 
Topics include:
 
     *  America's Next Top Model
     *  Bad Sitcoms Starring Good Comedians
     *  Celebrity Poker Showdown
     *  Clichéd Portrayals of Senior Citizens
     *  "Denise Huxtable"
     *  Intrusive Neighbors
     *  Iron Chef
     *  Lifetime movies
     *  MasterCard "Priceless" Campaign
     *  MTV
     *  Musical Montages
     *  The People's Court
     *  "Sha la la la!"
     *  Sitcom Reunion Movies
     *  Saved by the Bell
     *  Talking CGI Animals and Babies in Commercials
     *  TV Weddings
     *  "Urkel"
     *  and so much more!
  

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Review: Television Without Pity: 752 Things We Love to Hate (and Hate to Love) About TV

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This is one of the most important books a bathroom can have. Full of quips, synopses and snarky comments, there are times you will laugh out loud, other times you will snicker, but above all else, you will nod your head in appreciation of the observations in this book. Read full review

Review: Television Without Pity: 752 Things We Love to Hate (and Hate to Love) About TV

User Review  - Goodreads

This is one of the most important books a bathroom can have. Full of quips, synopses and snarky comments, there are times you will laugh out loud, other times you will snicker, but above all else, you will nod your head in appreciation of the observations in this book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
23
Section 3
41
Section 4
55
Section 5
61
Section 6
70
Section 7
88
Section 8
91
Section 16
151
Section 17
152
Section 18
176
Section 19
184
Section 20
194
Section 21
211
Section 22
228
Section 23
263

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
115
Section 12
125
Section 13
129
Section 14
136
Section 15
142
Section 24
265
Section 25
281
Section 26
283
Section 27
289
Section 28
300
Section 29
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About the author (2006)

Tara Ariano (screen name "Wing Chun") and Sarah Bunting (screen name "Sars") are the founders of televisionwithoutpity.com. Tara is the coauthor of Hey! It's That Guy! (Quirk, 2005). She and Sarah also have a regular column on msnbc.com and a semiregular gig with New York magazine.

Tara Ariano (screen name "Wing Chun") and Sarah Bunting (screen name "Sars") are the founders of televisionwithoutpity.com. Tara is the coauthor of Hey! It's That Guy! (Quirk, 2005). She and Sarah also have a regular column on msnbc.com and a semiregular gig with New York magazine.

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