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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Why ?
  • Aesthetics
    • 1. Practical Music, Personal Fantasy: Creating a Community of Song in
    • 2. Getting into Ally's Head: Special Effects, Imagination, and the Voice of Doubt
  • Narration and Argument
    • 3. Redeeming Ally: Seriality and the Character Network
    • 4. "Is It Possible to Love Somebody Only Two Days?": Guest Stars and Eccentricity
    • 5. Victim of Love: and the Politics of Protection
  • Afterword
  • Episode List
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Offers a new approach to analyzing television series by looking at their aesthetic principles and narrative construction

About the Author

Greg M. Smith is Associate Professor in the Moving Images Studies Program of the Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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