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The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers And Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever (2012)

by Alan Sepinwall(Favorite Author)
4.01 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: A fantastic read for fans of great television. Out of the 10 shows highlighted in the book I've seen four and they are clearly my favourite all time shows. The author offers a great behind the scenes look at how these shows came to be and how they couldn't have been made at any other time. It was the availability of so many different outlets that allowed for shows to be targeted and in many cases adopted by micro-fan base. I also was particularly surprised about how many of these shows creators cross-pollinated having been part of other shows.
review 2: Interesting enough as light reading, though it should be understood purely as a kind of romanticized encyclopedic discussion of the shows that made Sepinwall's cut; while the analysis he provides of the themes p
... moreresented in and driving the shows is decent, it is never critical, as he is interested purely in discussing dramatic depth in television series via these shows that he thinks merit discussion. 2 1/2 stars less
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Great accounting of how some of the best shows on television came to be made
Sepinwall being one of my favorite tv critics, reading this was a must
The 'Easy Riders and Raging Bulls' for television. Good Stuff.
One of the best books I've ever read.
So good. Such an in-depth analysis
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