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The Revolution Was Televised: From Buffy to Breaking Bad - the People and the Shows That Changed TV Drama Forever

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Alan Sepinwall

Alan Sepinwall has been writing about television for close to twenty years. Formerly a TV critic for The Newark Star-Ledger, he currently writes the popular blog What’s Alan Watching? on Sepinwall’s episode-by-episode …

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Praise for The Revolution Was Televised

‘Mr. Sepinwall is an astute critic but also a dogged reporter. Part critical appraisals, part history lessons … it adds up to something like an oral history of Mr. Sepinwall’s small-screen ‘revolution.’’ —Wall Street Journal


‘A smart and substantive walk through the past fifteen years of television drama, making a lucid case for the auteurist mentality among modern showrunners.’ —Emily Nussbaum, New Yorker


‘[A] thoroughly detailed and immensely entertaining stroll through the new Renaissance of American television. . . . Addictive.’ —Hollywood Reporter


‘A spirited and insightful cultural history … A terrific book.’ —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times


‘A must-read for anyone who has ever fallen hard for a TV show.’ —


‘I can’t recommend this engaging history highly enough.’ —Huffington Post 


‘TV fans have a new must-read.’ —USA Today


‘A phenomenon in itself’ —Canberra Times