TV Critic Sepinwall Writes Book on TV ‘Revolution’

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Alan Sepinwall’s “The Revolution Was Televised”

News about Alan Sepinwall’s new book, as soon as I find a creative way to quote Gil-Scott Heron…

From The Sopranos to The Wire to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the past few years have clearly been a golden age of TV drama, and one of the primary chroniclers of that age has been blogger, podcaster and recapper extraordinaire Alan Sepinwall. Now, Sepinwall has written a book about that the last few years of TV.

 “The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever” was announced Thursday by Sepinwall on his blog. According to the author,

 The book tells the story of this new golden age of drama we’re lucky enough to be experiencing, through the prism of a dozen shows from the last 15 years: in chapter order, “Oz,” “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Deadwood,” “The Shield,” “Lost,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “24,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” It’s a mix of critical analysis and history, featuring interviews — the great majority of them new — with the creators of these shows and other key people who worked on them. Each chapter discusses both the greatness of that particular show and the way it contributed to this creative revolution.


The book, which Sepinwall is self-publishing, will come out around Thanksgiving. Visit to sign up for an alert when the book becomes available.


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