Staff Pick

There's so much good television being made these days that it's hard to know where to start! Thankfully we now have this book by seasoned TV critics Sepinwall and Seitz, who put together a roughly tiered list with complete with analysis, historical context and some choice bits about the creative staff. The book has its limits: it focuses explicitly on American television, which of course leaves out dozens of shows made across the world that are just as influential if not more so. But if you're in the mood to be convinced why The Simpsons may actually be a better show than either The Sopranos or The Wire, or find a new favorite in the endless sea of television, this is your best choice.

TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781455588190
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 6th, 2016

Once upon a comic published three quarters of a century ago a boy’s parents were murdered in front of him. We’re still following that little boy, turned man, in all types of media as he fights crime as…Batman! Glen Weldon, nerd expert extraordinaire, delves into the history and phenomenon of the Dark Knight with the intellectual heft of a historian, the wit of a comedian, and the enthusiasm of a fan. Reading this book will be like talking to that one funny, smart friend you have. Read it and learn what it means to be a superhero and a nerd.

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476756691
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 22nd, 2016

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476756738
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 21st, 2017

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