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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, Matt Zoller Seitz Narrator: Alan Sepinwall, Matt Zoller Seitz Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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While working at the Newark Star-Ledger, Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall created a popular column debating the merits of then-current television. Eventually they went on to successful careers as critics elsewhere, but the debate raged on and now comes to an epic conclusion in TV (The Book).

Alan and Matt have established The Pantheon of top TV shows using a complex, obsessively all-encompassing ranking system by which to order and stack them up against each other. With a mix of lively entries on critically acclaimed and commercially successful classics such as Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Star Trek, The Simpsons and Twin Peaks and illuminating essays on short-lived favorites such as Taxi, Freaks and Geeks, and My So-Called Life, TV (The Book) is sure to spark conversation and debate among readers.

TV (The Book) is a must-have for long-time television and film buffs and for young enthusiasts who, fresh off their latest Netflix binge, are looking to expand their knowledge of the medium and wondering what show to start streaming next.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Any book that celebrates everything from The Sopranos to Rocky and Bullwinkle gets my attention…and deserves yours.”

    Leonard Maltin, New York Times bestselling author, film critic, and historian

  • "It's the Golden Age of TV, yes, but TV: THE BOOK shows we are also in the Golden Age of TV criticism. In the same way so many of us made Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide or Pauline Kael's or David Thomson's review collections our film bibles, readers will be poring over this magnificent volume for years to come. An essential, provocative, and irresistible tome from two of our greatest critics.
    Megan Abbott, bestselling author of The Fever and You Will Know Me
  • “Alan and Matt are shrewd, witty, and insightful critics, even if they are wrong about Cheers being better than 30 Rock.”

    New Yorker

  • “It’s not that easy to rank the best television shows of all time, as two critics discovered…TV fans will relish revisiting old favorites and arguing with some of the authors’ picks in this browsable and entertaining collection.”

    BookPage

  • “The authors write as both incisive cultural critics and enthusiastic fans. Their essays will no doubt inspire debate and the reading equivalent of binge watching…A treasure trove for TV fans.”

    Publisher Weekly

  • “Sepinwall and Seitz…explain why each of the choices deserves to be included in this list, which they call ‘the Pantheon’…[along with] quirky ‘best of’ lists, such as TV’s greatest hairstyles, cars, spies, character names, teachers, and mustaches. Verdict: A fun read for TV fans and aspiring media critics alike.”

    Library Journal

  • “The authors present their choices in a series of essays that concisely and insightfully identify each show’s distinctive virtues and place in the history of the medium….Critics at the top of their craft going out on a limb rather than affirming the commonly accepted classics…Well-reasoned and engaging.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A BookPage Top Pick for December 2016
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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