JAMES BURROWS & THE SITCOM

The majesty of the sitcom is in its familiarity, both in form and setting. Ironically, more often than not, sitcom directors remain largely anonymous. Steven Santos devotes this video essay to James Burrows, shining a light on his incredible career which includes helming sitcoms such as Mary Tyler Moore, Cheers, Taxi, Friends, Frasier, and demonstrating how he helped redefine the form and why it might be dwindling today.

Video Essay by: Steven Santos

 


Television