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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Sepinwall Narrator: Joe Ochman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9780804148702
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In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated television 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, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and Vince Gilligan—along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting these groundbreaking shows—The Revolution Was Televised is the story of a new golden age in television, one that’s as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “All the immediacy and attention to detail that has won [Alan Sepinwall’s] blog so many followers…a spirited and insightful cultural history.”

    New York Times

  • “A smart and substantive walk through the past fifteen years of television drama, making a lucid case for the auteurist mentality among modern showrunners."

    The New Yorker, editorial review

  • “Sepinwall is a sharp and prolific critic in his own right. In Revolution, though, he admirably often stands back and lets his subjects' words speak for themselves. But then he stitches the narrative together with insights that will make you see anew just how a Friday Night Lights or Buffy season truly worked, while tossing off the kind of dead-on descriptions that make his blog a blast to read.”


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About the Author

Alan Sepinwall has been writing about television for close to twenty years. Formerly a television critic for the Newark Star-Ledger, he currently writes the popular blog What’s Alan Watching? on HitFix.com. Sepinwall's episode-by-episode approach to reviewing his favorite TV shows “changed the nature of television criticism” according to Slate, which called him “the acknowledged king of the form.” 

About the Narrator

Joe Ochman is an American voice actor and stage director.