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

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

              By Nussbaum, Emily

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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              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 that we've been looking at TV all wrong. 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 power of sexual violence on TV, and the year that jokes helped elect a reality-television president. There are three big profiles of TV showrunners as 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 question of what to do when the artist you love is a monster. More 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, gritty) over another (joyful, funny, stylized). I Like to Watch traces her own struggle to punch through stifling notions of prestige television, searching for a more expansive, more embracing vision of artistic ambition-one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to more varied voices. It's a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean.
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              ISBN 9780525508984
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              I Like to Watch

              I Like to Watch (Hardback)

              By Nussbaum, Emily

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              A collection of new and previously published essays from The New Yorker's Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic.

              ISBN 9780525508960
              Released NZ 16 Sep 2019
              Publisher Random House
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