More 'The Revolution Was Televised' link-blogging
As promised on Monday, when I linked to the "Lost" excerpt on Grantland, this is a big week of press for my book, "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever." Don't want to overwhelm you all with posts on it — and risk turning into Jay Sherman — but every now and then I'll assemble all the recent links in case you want to read/listen to more about the project:
* First, James Poniewozik at Time wrote a very complimentary review of the book, joining the estimable likes of Tim Goodman and Emily Nussbaum in praising the thing.
* Second, Mo Ryan wrote her own review, and if you follow that link, you can also hear the hour-long conversation I had with Mo and Ryan McGee on their podcast, Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan.
* Over at BuzzFeed, Kate Aurthur and I had a long email back and forth about the book, with Kate resolutely grilling me about why certain shows like "Six Feet Under" and "West Wing" were left out.
* Zack Smith is guest-writing USA Today's Pop Candy blog this week, and he also interviewed me about the book.
* I did a long live-chat yesterday with the readers over at The Big Lead sports blog, taking questions about the book, and about TV in general.
As always, you can find more information about the book at AlanSepinwall.com, and buy it now in paperback, for Kindle, Nook, iBooks (the iTunes store finally added it yesterday, and I am pleased to find myself outselling my daughter's old favorite book, "Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy") and Kobo. If you've bought the book through one of those outlets and want to add a review or simply rate it, I imagine that wouldn't be a bad thing, but mainly I'm just happy to see people buying and reading it.
And either email me with questions or add comments below.
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
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