The Revolution Was Televised: the cops, crooks, slingers, and slayers who changed TV drama forever

revolution_was_televised_imageAlan Sepinwall is today’s major television critic; in this book, he uses his unique position to publish a fascinating look into the writing rooms of the modern breakthrough dramas: Oz, The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Lost and more. If you enjoy television, you need to read this book.  Sepinwall smartly traces the creative decisions and cultural history of the past thirty years that have transformed the medium of television from the “idiot box” to something brave and new.  I read this over two straight days, and I was just as enthralled by the chapters about shows I have no intention of seeing as I was by the chapters concerning my favourites. One chapter covers one show, so you can easily avoid spoilers for the programmes you haven’t had a chance to see yet.  (submitted by NE)

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