TV (The Book):Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alan Sepinwall

Narrated By: Matt Zoller Seitz

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: September 2016

Duration: 16 hours 35 minutes


The Wire better than Breaking Bad ? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible?

For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this:

What's the greatest TV show ever?

That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (THE BOOK). Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all- encompassing scoring system, they've created a Pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. From vintage classics like The Twilight Zone and Love Lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV (THE BOOK) will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium.

Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Now it's time for yours to begin!

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  • Kim s

    This book is very informative and enjoyable. The detail they go into each show makes me have a respect for a show even if I've never seen it. If you enjoy tv I really recommend this book.