TV The Book: Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Using a complex, they've created a pantheon of top TV shows, obsessively all- encompassing scoring system, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Sepinwall and seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history.

From vintage classics like the twilight zone and i love lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV THE BOOK will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium.

TV The Book: Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time #ad - Is the wire better than breaking bad? is cheers better than seinfeld? what's the best high school show ever made? why did moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible?For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV THE BOOK.

Now it's time for yours to begin! .

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The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change

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Gallery Books #ad - Drawing on interviews with writers david chase, along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting these groundbreaking shows, David Simon, The Revolution Was Televised is the story of a new golden age in TV, and Vince Gilligan, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, David Milch, among others, one that’s as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.

Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, The Wire, and Breaking Bad, 24, including The Sopranos, Deadwood, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Shield, Friday Night Lights, Oz, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes.

The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change #ad - A phenomenal account, newly updated, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, featuring Sepinwall’s take on the finales of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. In the revolution was televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years.

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The Sopranos Sessions

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Abrams Press #ad - On january 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator david chase, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, themes, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, its graphic depictions of violence, and legacy,  The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

 . As tv critics for tony soprano’s hometown paper, new jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, conversations, a collection of recaps, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, and critical essays covering every episode.

The Sopranos Sessions #ad - By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell,  The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, Breaking Bad, The Wire, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, and Game of Thrones.

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The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific

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Anchor #ad - Exploring how we got here, the medical drama, the crime show, among them the sitcom, the soap opera, the Western, the miniseries, the animated series, acclaimed TV critic David Bianculli traces the evolution of the classic TV genres, and the variety show. Drawing on exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history, Bianculli shows how the medium has evolved into the premier form of visual narrative art.

The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific #ad - In each genre he selects five key examples of the form to illustrate its continuities and its dramatic departures. Kelley, james l. Television today is better than ever. From the sopranos to breaking bad, sex and the City to Girls, and Modern Family to Louie, never has so much quality programming dominated our screens.

Brooks, larry david, ken burns, larry wilmore, and many, many more . Includes interviews with: mel brooks, kevin spacey, matthew weiner, amy schumer, matt groening, vince gilligan, david chase, aaron sorkin, JUDD APATOW, LOUIS C. K. David milch, david e.

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All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire®

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Crown Archetype #ad - It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved tv show the Wire, and others involved in its creationSince its final episode aired in 2008, writers, directors, as told by the actors, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential.

Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation.

All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® #ad - With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, and complete account of The Wire, compelling, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B.

Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology.

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Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion

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Abrams Press #ad - The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall’s smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series’ unique place in pop-culture history.  . Breaking bad 101 collects esteemed critic alan sepinwall’s Uproxx popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary—as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad.

Amc’s breaking bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by vince gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White played by Bryan Cranston into a cold, calculating meth kingpin.

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Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion

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Abrams #ad - Mad men carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. New viewers, who will want to binge-watch their way through one of the most popular TV shows in recent memory, will discover a spoiler-friendly companion to one of the most multilayered and mercurial TV shows of all time.

It's the perfect gift for Mad Men fans and obsessives. Each episode review also includes brief explanations of locations, events, and scientific advancements that are important to the characters, consumer products, such as P. J.  . Seitz’s writing digs deep into the show’s themes, performances, and filmmaking, examining complex and sometimes confounding aspects of the series.

Clarke’s restaurant and the old penn station; the inventions of the birth control pill, the Xerox machine, assassinations, protests, and the Apollo Lunar Module; the release of the Beatles’ Revolver and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds; and all the wars, and murders that cast a bloody pall over a chaotic decade.

Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion #ad - Mad men carousel is named after an iconic moment from the show’s first-season finale, “The Wheel, ” wherein Don delivers an unforgettable pitch for a new slide projector that’s centered on the idea of nostalgia: “the pain from an old wound. This book will soothe the most ardent Mad Men fan’s nostalgia for the show.

This book collects tv and movie critic matt zoller seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog—for the first time, including never-before-published essays on the show’s first three seasons. The complete series—all seven seasons and ninety-two episodes—is covered.

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I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

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Hanover Square Press #ad - In the years since, and finally, Friends has evolved from prime-time megahit to nostalgic novelty, to certified classic. But when the series debuted in 1994, no one anticipated the sensation it would become. A mental floss best book of 2018a bustle book to know in octoberan instyle 10 books you Won't Be Able to Put Down This OctoberSIX FRIENDS THAT BECAME A FAMILY.

A television show that became a phenomenon. Today, friends is remembered as an icon of ’90s comedy and the Must See TV years. Taking readers behind the scenes, Miller traces the cast’s rise to fame and untangles the complex relationship between the actors and their characters. Ross, rachel, joey and phoebe have entered the pantheon of great television characters, Monica, Chandler, and yet their stories remain relevant still.

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends #ad - I’ll be there for you is a deep dive into Friends history and lore, exploring all aspects of the show, from its unlikely origins to the societal conditions that amplified its success. From the first wave of friends mania to the backlash and renaissance that followed, the show maintained an uncanny connection to its audience, who saw it both as a reflection of their own lives and an aspirational escape from reality.

Weaving in revelatory interviews and personal stories, she investigates the role of celebrity media, world-changing events and the dawning of the digital age—all of which influenced both the series and its viewers. I’ll be there for you is the definitive retrospective of Friends, not only for fans of the series, but for anyone who’s ever wondered what it is about this show—and television comedy—that resonates so powerfully.

Journalist and pop culture expert kelsey miller relives the show’s most powerful moments, sheds light on its sometimes dated and problematic elements, and examines the worldwide trends that Friends catalyzed, from contemporary coffee culture to the wildly popular ’90s haircut The Rachel.

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Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

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Custom House #ad - A new york times bestseller an astonishing—and astonishingly entertaining—history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the #1 bestselling co-author of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun. The movies you watch, the tv shows you adore, the concerts and sporting events you attend—behind the curtain of nearly all of these is an immensely powerful and secretive corporation known as Creative Artists Agency.

Packed with scores of stars from movies, tech ceos, music, television, and media tycoons, private equity partners, studio executives, network chiefs, as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, and sports, league commissioners,  Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.

. It is also a story of prophetic brilliance, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, foxhole brotherhood, strategic daring, magnificent artistry, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real star wars—complete with a Death Star—told through the voices of those who were there.

Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency #ad - Started in 1975, advertising, music, television,  when five bright and brash employees of a creaky William Morris office left to open their own, and over the next several decades its tentacles would spread aggressively throughout the worlds of movies, strikingly innovative talent agency,  CAA would come to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and investment banking.

Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA, as well as financial information never before made public, ruthless egomania, author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, greed, ceaseless empire building, and personal betrayal.

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Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock

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Dey Street Books #ad - Every page is an irresistible argument starter. Rob sheffield, its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, Rolling StoneThe author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of classic rock, and a way of life.

Since the late 1960s, bruce springsteen, black sabbath, the eagles, neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. Named one of rolling stone's best music books of 2018one of newsweek's 50 best books of 2018A Billboard Best of 2018A New York Times Book Review "New and Noteworthy" selection“A wise meditation on why classic rock stars keep trucking, both on the road and in our dreams.

Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?

Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, tell-all rock biographies, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, and how it will be remembered, and turns to live bootlegs, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, for fans like himself.

Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock #ad - Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks.

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Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century

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Penguin Books #ad - New york times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman sorts through the past decade and how we got to now. Chuck klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, newspapers, magazines, and on the Web. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions.

Klosterman has written nine previous books, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such as GQ, served as the New York Times Magazine Ethicist, helped found and establish Grantland, worked on film and television productions, Esquire,  Billboard, The A. V. Subjects include breaking bad, the beatles, taylor swift, stephen malkmus, jimmy page, kiss, chinese Democracy, Lou Reed, the Cleveland Browns, zombies, Charlie Brown, Tim Tebow, Jonathan Franzen, Eddie Van Halen, Usain Bolt, Mountain Dew, Kobe Bryant, steroids, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena.

Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century #ad - This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times. Club, and The Guardian. Chuck klosterman's tenth book aka Chuck Klosterman X collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries.

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