- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1946 KB
- Print Length: 557 pages
- Publisher: Praetorian Publishing (22 Mar. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001DW0V30
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #760,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cheers TV Show: A Comprehensive Reference Kindle Edition
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The book serves as a great reference for the show. It is loaded with information on each episode, on the awards won, and on the actors that appeared on the show. The actor biographies were my favorite part. They read as if the author sat down with each of them. I don't know if he did, but that's the impression I got. A lot of the book's information can be found for free on sites like iMDB.com, but I thought the bios alone were worth the price.
Where the book really missed for me was on the character bios. They read as if someone watched every episode, and simply jotted down notes on facts learned about each character, and then threw them all in together without regard to context. To take one example: the biography for Diane Chambers. In an early episode, Sam loans a lucky bottlecap out, and the loanee lost the bottlecap. Sam begins to struggle without the cap, and near the end of the episode he reveals to Diane that the cap served as a reminder of his drinking days. He credited it with helping him beat alcoholism, and worried that without it he might relapse. When Sam told Diane the bottlecap had been lost in Kansas City, Diane suggests that they should go, since she's 'always wanted to see' the town. The context of it was that she wanted Sam to take a positive action, rather than relapse into alcoholism. Diane was trying to encourage Sam. But the author included this factoid in Diane's bio - that she's always wanted to see Kansas City - as if it were literally true, which is sort of disappointing.
Nonetheless, that's not enough to take it off of five stars. If you are a fan of the show, this is a no-brainer pickup for your Kindle.
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