"We’d been going home with television every night for years, but suddenly we had a reason to respect it in the morning."
- This week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show guest Alan Sepinwall in his new book, The Revolution Was Televised
Alan Sepinwall was one the pinoeers of reviewing television shows episode by episode. In his new book The Revolution Was Televised, he analyzes twelve dramas that redefined what you could do on TV - Oz, The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Wire, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Lost, 24, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. On this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show we discuss how he got those twelve, what just missed the list, and if The Wire would have been more popular if it premiered in 2012.
I’ve been a daily reader of Alan Sepinwall’s TV column for many years, yet somehow I wasn’t prepared for much I would enjoy this book. It’s worth the price of admission just for the Lost chapter, where Carlton Cuse and Damon Carlton are more candid than they’ve ever been about what they planned and when. Everyone who takes TV seriously should listen to this episode and read this book.
Don’t believe me? Why do you even follow this blog anymore? Fine. The New York Times recently gave The Revolution Was Televised their first ever review for a self-published book, and it’s a great one.
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Alan’s TV reviews appear every day on Hitfix.com.His book is available via iBooks, Kindle, and paperback.