"I hate Top Ten lists and am existentially opposed to numerically rating
television shows, so this book is my worst nightmare! You should buy it
anyway, because Alan and Matt are shrewd, witty, and insightful critics,
even if they are wrong about Cheers being better than 30 Rock."—Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker
"What fun to dive into a book that not only inspires but invites debate over your favorite TV shows. Which ones truly deserve to be in the Pantheon? Which ones did or didn't make the cut? Any book that celebrates everything from The Sopranos to Rocky and Bullwinkle gets my attention...and deserves yours."
—Leonard Maltin, film critic/ historian
"It's the Golden Age of TV, yes, but TV: THE BOOK shows we are also in
the Golden Age of TV criticism. In the same way so many of us made Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide
or Pauline Kael's or David Thomson's
review collections our film bibles, readers will be poring over this
magnificent volume for years to come. An essential, provocative, and
irresistible tome from two of our greatest critics."
—Megan Abbott, bestselling author of The Fever and You Will Know Me