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

Alan Sepinwall

A mob boss in therapy. An experimental, violent prison unit. The death of an American city, as seen through a complex police investigation. A lawless frontier town trying to talk its way into the United States. A corrupt cop who rules his precinct like a warlord. The survivors of a plane crash trying to make sense of their disturbing new island home. A high school girl by day, monster fighter by night. A spy who never sleeps. A space odyssey inspired by 9/11. An embattled high school football coach. A polished ad exec with a secret. A chemistry teacher turned drug lord. These are the subjects of 12 shows that started a revolution in TV drama: The Sopranos. Oz. The Wire. Deadwood. The Shield. Lost. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 24. Battlestar Galactica. Friday Night Lights. Mad Men. Breaking Bad. These 12 shows, and the many more they made possible, ushered in a new golden age of television, one that made people take the medium more seriously than ever before. Alan Sepinwall became a TV critic right before this creative revolution began, was there to chronicle this incredible moment in pop culture history, and along the way changed the nature of television criticism, according to Slate. The Revolution Was Televised is the story of these 12 shows, as told by Sepinwall and the people who made them, including David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, Vince Gilligan and more.

A mob boss in therapy. An experimental, violent prison unit. The death of an American city, as seen through a complex police investigation. A lawless frontier town trying to talk its way into the United States. A corrupt cop who rules his precinct like a warlord. The survivors of a plane crash trying to make sense of their disturbing new island home. A high school girl by day, monster fighter by night. A spy who never sleeps. A space odyssey inspired by 9/11. An embattled high school football coach. A polished ad exec with a secret. A chemistry teacher turned drug lord. These are the subjects of 12 shows that started a revolution in TV drama: The Sopranos. Oz. The Wire. Deadwood. The Shield. Lost. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 24. Battlestar Galactica. Friday Night Lights. Mad Men. Breaking Bad. These 12 shows, and the many more they made possible, ushered in a new golden age of television, one that made people take the medium more seriously than ever before. Alan Sepinwall became a TV critic right before this creative revolution began, was there to chronicle this incredible moment in pop culture history, and along the way changed the nature of television criticism, according to Slate. The Revolution Was Televised is the story of these 12 shows, as told by Sepinwall and the people who made them, including David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, Vince Gilligan and more.
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A mob boss in therapy. An experimental, violent prison unit. The death of an American city, as seen through a complex police investigation. A lawless frontier town trying to talk its way into the United States. A corrupt cop who rules his precinct like a warlord. The survivors of a plane crash trying to make sense of their disturbing new island home. A high school girl by day, monster fighter by night. A spy who never sleeps. A space odyssey inspired by 9/11. An embattled high school football coach. A polished ad exec with a secret. A chemistry teacher turned drug lord. These are the subjects of 12 shows that started a revolution in TV drama: The Sopranos. Oz. The Wire. Deadwood. The Shield. Lost. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 24. Battlestar Galactica. Friday Night Lights. Mad Men. Breaking Bad. These 12 shows, and the many more they made possible, ushered in a new golden age of television, one that made people take the medium more seriously than ever before. Alan Sepinwall became a TV critic right before this creative revolution began, was there to chronicle this incredible moment in pop culture history, and along the way changed the nature of television criticism, according to Slate. The Revolution Was Televised is the story of these 12 shows, as told by Sepinwall and the people who made them, including David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, Vince Gilligan and more.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Ochman

Length:

11h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:41


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:26


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:32