I bought both the audio and Kindle versions and the audiobook was binge listening As someone who writes for TV I found the reviews essays and profi. From The New Yorkers fiercely original Pulitzer Prize winning culture critic a provocative collection of newand previously published essays arguing that we are what we watchEmily Nussbaum is the perfect criticsmart engaging funny enerous and insightfulDavid Grann author of Killers of the Flower MoonNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Chicago TribuneEsuireLibrary JournalKirkus Reviews From her creation of the Approval Matrix in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prizewinning columns for The New Yorker Emily Nussbaum has argued for a new way of looking at TV In this collection including two never before published essays Nussbaum writes about her passion for television beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer the show that set her on a fresh intellectual path She explores the rise of the female screw up how fans warp the shows they love the messy po.
Raised the bar for Borodino 1812: Napoleon’s great gamble (Campaign Book 246) genre TV and led to the rise of superhero films by showing how worlds could be built that take characters and continuity seriousl. Television searching for a expansive embracing vision of artistic ambitionone that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to varied voices Its a book that celebrates television as television even as each year warps the definition of just what that might meanFINALIST FOR THE PENDIAMONSTEIN SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAYThis collection including some powerful new work proves once and for all that theres no better American critic of anything than Emily Nussbaum But I Like to Watchturns out to be evenreater than the sum of its brilliant partsits the mostincisive intimate entertaining authoritative The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President guide to the shows of thisolden television ageKurt Andersen author of FantasylandReading Emily Nussbaum makes us smarter not just about what we watch but about how we live what we love and who we are I Like to Watchis a joyRebecca Traister.
Les a fantastic exploration of the past present and future of the TV revolution And I m so with her on the importance of Buffy That s the show that. Wer of sexual violence on TV and the year that jokes helped elect a reality television president There are three big profiles of television showrunnersKenya Barris Jenji Kohan and Ryan Murphyas well as examinations of the legacies of Norman Lear and Joan Rivers The book also includes a major new essay written during the year of #MeToo wrestling with the uestion of what to do when the artist you love is a monsterMore than a collection of reviews the book makes a case for toppling the status anxiety that has long haunted the idiot box even as it transformed Through it all Nussbaum recounts her fervent search over fifteen years for a new kind of criticism one that resists the false hierarchy that elevates one kind of culture violent dramatic ritty over another joyful funny stylized I Like to Watch traces her own struggle to punch through stifling notions of prestige.
Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for The New Yorker In 2016 she won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism She previously worked as a writer and editor at New York Magazine where she created the notorious charticle The Approval Matrix She's also written for the New York Times Slate and Lingua Franca among other publications She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Clive Thompson and her two kids She hates Top Ten lists