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Revolution Was Televised The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever

ISBN-10: 1476739676
ISBN-13: 9781476739670
Edition: 2013
Authors: Alan Sepinwall
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, including The Sopranos, Oz, The Wire, Deadwood, The Shield, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes.Drawing on interviews with writers David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and Vince Gilligan, among others, along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting these fresh shows, The Revolution Was Televised is the story of how a new golden age was born, one that's as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.

Introduction
Prologue: Let's be careful out there … The shows that paved the way
What we were don't matter … Oz blazes a trail
All due respect … The Sopranos changes everything
All the pieces matter … The Wire as the Great American Novel for television
A lie agreed upon … The profane poetry of Deadwood
I'm a different kind of cop … The Shield takes anti-heroism to the limit
Do you want to know a secret? … The perfect storm of Lost
She saved the world. A lot … Buffy the Vampire Slayer gives teen angst some fangs
Tell me where the bomb is! … 24 goes to war on terror, boredom
So say we all … The thinking man's sci-fi of Battlestar Galactica
Clear eyes, full hearts … Friday Night Lights goes deep
It's a time machine … AMC gets into the game with Mad Men
I am the one who knocks! … Breaking Bad gives the recession the villain it deserves
Epilogue: Don't stop believing … The lasting legacy of the revolution
Where are they now?
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