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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading
It is surprising that it took so long for a book to tackle this subject. It is not surprising that it turned out so well. Alan Sepinwall is one of the best critics around and his wonderful overview of the sea change in American TV drama during the past decade makes for fascinating reading. The book prompts you to re-examine shows you'd tried to watch before but had given...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, if...
Entertaining read, if you're really in to television and the revolution the title refers to. The author knows his subject, and he's interviewed a lot of great names.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting trivia but lacks depth., 5 Mar 2013
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It's an interesting read and gave great insight into the making of the different series and Sepinwall is a marvelous writer. It does not however really deliver on its title, explaining or analysing in depth how they changed television and what TV has become because of them. In particular, it would have been very interesting to read more about theories on the future of television, from such players Sepinwall has managed to interview . It is also odd to have shows in there that have not ended yet. And the book talks little of downloading, torrents and other technologies obviously also have played a huge role in the reception these shows have gotten word wide. There are a lot of starstruckness and darlings in this book which should have either been cut or the focus of the book should have been less ambitious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 27 Nov 2012
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It is surprising that it took so long for a book to tackle this subject. It is not surprising that it turned out so well. Alan Sepinwall is one of the best critics around and his wonderful overview of the sea change in American TV drama during the past decade makes for fascinating reading. The book prompts you to re-examine shows you'd tried to watch before but had given up on after a few episodes or shows you'd always meant to watch but had never been able to. It also brings a critical perspective to each show: pointing out flawed episodes or praising particular high points. From The Sopranos to Mad Men, each show is dissected with some wonderful insights( The creators of Lost wanted it to fail!!) On a personal note, it finally got me to watch and enjoy The Wire.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 18 Feb 2013
Reading this its a wonder anything decent for tv ever comes to fruition. The most interesting point here is how difficult it is to end a show gracefully. The main downside for this book is that Breaking Bad is still to end, leaves the book struggling a bit in its penultimate chapter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on a game changing, fantastic decade of TV, 1 Jan 2013
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If you want to understand why the 1st decade of 21st century was the TV equivalent to 1970's American cinema in terms of a golden age this is a must read. Fascinating stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 28 Dec 2012
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Very interesting read, good layout so you can dip into the chapters of shows you have watched and the presence of shows I haven't watched as yet will definitely push me to watch them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for serious TV fans, 5 Nov 2013
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This book is pretty in depth. If you are the type of person who knows who most of your favourite shows show-runners are then you will enjoy this insight into the genesis and running of these great shows (and 24).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 23 May 2013
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Got this for Kindle. Some titles are un-putdownable, and this was the case for me. Lovers of TV everywhere will find something to like here. A trip down TV's nostalgia lane. Fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you're interested in the history behind modern tv this is amazing, 1 April 2013
As a fan of television podcasts, shows such as Breaking Bad and The Wire and Sepinwall's writing in general this was a great read about the people behind some of the best tv shows of the last 20 years that have helped push television to the front of the story telling mediums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!, 5 Mar 2013
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Really enjoyable read, especially if you like US TV shows and even better if you have seen the shows too as it gives a real good backstory to the makings of. Also got me watching "24" which I had never bothered with before.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book well written., 15 Feb 2013
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Douglas Palmer "douglaspalmer" (Oslo,Norway) - See all my reviews
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Very good book.Well written and well researched.The only thing i missed was an episode guide for the shows.I can of couse find this information otherplaces.
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