- Posted by Johanna on November 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm
- Category: Books and Prose
Old friend and well-respected TV critic Alan Sepinwall has just announced his new book, The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever. It’s a combined essay/interview book covering the well-respected shows (and critic favorites) Oz, The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, The Shield, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. I watched only two of those shows, but that’s a great selection to capture the revitalization of television drama.
It’s available now for the Kindle, with a paperback coming in a few weeks. For me, it’s going to be a must-read. (I’ll just have to get over the missing comma after “Slingers”.) I hope I hope I hope there’s another coming about comedy in the future, discussing shows like Community.