Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion

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Abrams Press #ad -  . Breaking bad 101 collects esteemed critic alan sepinwall’s Uproxx popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary—as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad. Created by vince gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White played by Bryan Cranston into a cold, calculating meth kingpin.

The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, funny, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall’s smart, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series’ unique place in pop-culture history. Amc’s breaking bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time.

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The Sopranos Sessions

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Abrams Press #ad - On january 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator david chase, themes, and legacy, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence,  The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

 . By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men,  The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As tv critics for tony soprano’s hometown paper, new jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon.

The Sopranos Sessions #ad - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode.

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Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion

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Abrams #ad - Mad men carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. This book collects tv and movie critic matt zoller seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog—for the first time, including never-before-published essays on the show’s first three seasons.

 . Clarke’s restaurant and the old penn station; the inventions of the birth control pill, the Xerox machine, and the Apollo Lunar Module; the release of the Beatles’ Revolver and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds; and all the wars, protests, assassinations, and murders that cast a bloody pall over a chaotic decade.

Mad men carousel is named after an iconic moment from the show’s first-season finale, “The Wheel, ” wherein Don delivers an unforgettable pitch for a new slide projector that’s centered on the idea of nostalgia: “the pain from an old wound. This book will soothe the most ardent Mad Men fan’s nostalgia for the show.

Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion #ad - The complete series—all seven seasons and ninety-two episodes—is covered. Each episode review also includes brief explanations of locations, events, and scientific advancements that are important to the characters, consumer products, such as P. J. Seitz’s writing digs deep into the show’s themes, performances, and filmmaking, examining complex and sometimes confounding aspects of the series.

New viewers, who will want to binge-watch their way through one of the most popular TV shows in recent memory, will discover a spoiler-friendly companion to one of the most multilayered and mercurial TV shows of all time.

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All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire®

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Crown Archetype #ad - The show's actors, dominic West, such as Idris Elba, and Michael B. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made.

The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own.

Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved tv show the Wire, writers, and others involved in its creationSince its final episode aired in 2008, directors, as told by the actors, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential.

All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® #ad - When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy.

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The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change

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Gallery Books #ad - Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, The Shield, 24, including The Sopranos, Lost, and Breaking Bad, The Wire, Deadwood, Friday Night Lights, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Oz, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes.

Drawing on interviews with writers david chase, along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting these groundbreaking shows, and Vince Gilligan, The Revolution Was Televised is the story of a new golden age in TV, David Simon, David Milch, among others, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, one that’s as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.

The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change #ad - . A phenomenal account, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, newly updated, featuring Sepinwall’s take on the finales of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. In the revolution was televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years.

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The Coen Brothers Text-Only Edition: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

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Abrams #ad - In the coen brothers: this book really ties the films together, as he puts it, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness. The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity.

The Coen Brothers Text-Only Edition: This Book Really Ties the Films Together #ad - . Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre. From such cult hits as raising arizona 1987 and the big lebowski 1998 to major critical darlings Fargo 1996, Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, No Country for Old Men 2007, and Inside Llewyn Davis 2013, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema.

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Sepinwall On Mad Men and Breaking Bad: An eShort from the Updated Revolution Was Televised

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Gallery Books #ad - Sepinwall On Mad Men and Breaking Bad: An eShort from the Updated Revolution Was Televised #ad - 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.

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Wanna Cook?

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ECW Press #ad - Wanna cook? explores the most critically lauded series on television with analyses of the individual episodes and ongoing storylines. Wanna cook? elucidates without spoiling, and illuminates without nit-picking. From details like stark settings, intricate camerawork, and fan reactions, self-change, and jarring music to the larger themes, legal ethics, including the roles of violence, place, this companion book is perfect for those diehards who have watched the Emmy Award–winning series multiple times as well as for new viewers.

Wanna Cook? #ad - I am the danger. With those words, breaking Bad’s Walter White solidified himself as TV’s greatest antihero. An accessible and in-depth guide to all five seasons of Breaking Bad“I am not in danger. A must-have for any fan’s collection.

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Basketball and Other Things: A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated

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Abrams Image #ad - With incredible art from arturo torres, and legends, stories, what-ifs, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time. 1 new york times bestseller who is the greatest dunker of all time? which version of the michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball and Other Things presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano.

Serrano breaks down debates that nba fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league? to the fantastical If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?

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Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock

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Dey Street Books #ad - While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?

Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and how it will be remembered, tell-all rock biographies, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, and turns to live bootlegs, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, for fans like himself.

Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Named one of rolling stone's best music books of 2018one of newsweek's 50 best books of 2018A Billboard Best of 2018A New York Times Book Review "New and Noteworthy" selection“A wise meditation on why classic rock stars keep trucking, both on the road and in our dreams.

Every page is an irresistible argument starter. Rob sheffield, a culture, its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, Rolling StoneThe author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of classic rock, and a way of life.

Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock #ad - Since the late 1960s, neil young, bob dylan, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, the Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks.

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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

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Abrams Image #ad - Covering east coast and west coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.

 . The rap year book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional.

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