I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

From The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize–winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch.From her creation of the first “Approval Matrix” in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize–winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has known all along that what we watch is who...

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Title:I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
Author:Emily Nussbaum
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  • Andrew Barnes
    I Like to Watch is a culmination of 20+ years of revelatory television writing from Emily Nussbaum. The essays elevate the shows I’ve watched and love to greater heights. It makes me feel like an idiot for having missed others. Even when panning shows I love, I came away with a richer view of t...
  • Michael
    Witty and conversational, I Like to Watch charts American television’s rise to cultural prestige and power over the past three decades. Exploring the intersection of the medium and race, class, and gender, Nussbaum touches upon everything from the aesthetics of feminist television shows to the ...
  • Perry
    The Tao of TellyWhat a collection of perfection in perceptive criticism and thought from the incredible Emily Nussbaum, culture critic for The New Yorker. In it, she considers the high evolution of television in the past 20 years; its influence on culture; the revolutions of its ascendancy from simp...
  • Dave Cullen
    I really loved these essays. Incredibly astute, and what a voice. Always a fun read. I flew through them....
  • Sonya
    Even if you've already read Nussbaum's New Yorker columns faithfully, the new essay, Confessions of a Human Shield, is worth the price of the book. In it, Nussbaum examines her own journey from liking and defending the work of difficult men to understanding how they fit into our current cultural mor...
  • Lee
    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did....
  • Laura Noggle
    Really enjoyed this Pulitzer Prize Winner, almost felt like a guilty pleasure. Favorite Line: “a moral lasagna of questionable aesthetic choices” I’ve seen most of the shows covered, and those I haven’t seen (The Sopranos & Lost among others) were covered enough in pop culture to...
  • Glen
    I won this book in a goodreads drawing.Back in college, I took a class on popular culture. It was pretty interesting. We read a lot of stuff about television. For some reason, I remember an article written about the show, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. It was written, I think before 1990. I reme...

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