I checked Chase and Crew do some false advertising to get us all excited.
In this era of Peak TV I subscribe to a couple of streaming options that I could easily spend a month or so watching non-stop and still not get through the shows on my current watch lists.
Television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz started sharing a newspaper column 20 years ago just as a revolution was about to Alan sepinwall sopranos essay that would change the TV landscape. Although they both moved on to other jobs they remained friends and had on-going debates about TV topics which has led them to come up with a list of the all-time best TV shows.
However, they came up with a ranking system they both used to score shows on a variety of factors, and then used it to come up with their top which they then explained in more detail in short essays about each one.
They used some basic rules to keep it all somewhat in line: Only American shows that have ended were considered although there are some notable exceptions like The Simpsons and South Park which after decades on the air had enough material to adequately judge.
Some shows with uncertain futures, like Louie, were included in case their creators never produce more. No reality TV was considered, and variety, skit, and talk shows were also deemed too hard to compare to scripted dramas and comedies.
So after applying math and some logical rules to their exercise what did Sepinwall and Seitz come up with? It turns out what is generally considered the best TV is still the best TV by their standards, and an unforgiving cynic might think this is merely a clickbait interwebs article taken to book form.
My favorite part was an online conversation they had in which they debated how to rank the 5 top shows that tied in their ranking system. It was a fascinating, often funny, conversation between two critics who know their subjects, have the skill and self-awareness to step back and ask themselves just what made these shows so great, and then follow those trains of thoughts to logical conclusions.
It should make you think about what you like or hate, and why you like or hate it which not only teaches you something about the material but maybe something about yourself in the process.
So while I found myself disagreeing with their ultimate conclusion it still gave me a lot of food for thought as well as a desire to go out and watch all of them again. The rest of the essays do a similarly good job of explaining why those shows were considered among the best while pointing out the flaws.
They also do lists of the best mini-series, TV movies, honorable mentions, and current shows that will probably make the Top list after they complete their runs. Taken all together this is a love letter to television written by two guys who appreciate how lucky they were to be in exactly the right place to help document a golden age.When HBO picked up The Sopranos in , it chose between that series and another, (as recounted in Alan Sepinwall’s history of the era, The Revolution Was Televised).
Alan Sepinwall NJ Star Ledger IT'S NOT a dream. It's Purgatory. When I had my annual summit with "Sopranos" creator David Chase a few weeks ago, I complimented him on having the onions to put a major dream sequence like this so early in the season, considering how .
From the updated edition of The Revolution Was Televised, Alan Sepinwall’s analysis of Breaking Bad and Mad Men, featuring new commentary and insights on the complete series and controversial finales.
Longtime TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have created their Pantheon of television in TV (The Book).
They rank the best TV shows, in their opinions, using a scoring system. Die Revolution war im Fernsehen: Essay zu den Fernsehserien Sopranos, Mad Men, 24, Lost, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Deadwood, Buffy, The Shield, Battlestar Galactica u.v.m.
by Alan Sepinwall In seiner ersten Therapiestunde mit Dr. Melfi erklrt Tony Soprano: Price: $ Jun 13, · By Alan Sepinwall/The Star-Ledger Over the last few weeks, I've gotten three questions repeatedly: 1)Is there a single page that features the links to all your Sopranos Rewind columns?