Never heard of Alan Sepinwall? If you love TV or shows like LOST, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, or Mad Men then you are missing out.
Slate.com talks about the evolution of television criticism and why Sepinwall is the internet’s goldenchild.
“We read television recaps for the same reason we read about last night’s game. We want to relive what we’ve seen through the eyes of an expert—someone who recognizes a callback to Season 2 or spots a parallel with the 1967 Red Sox. Sepinwall’s episode reviews are akin to Simmons’ running game diaries. Both men are unmindful of word counts, piling on minutiae for their comrades in compulsiveness, and both dispense their knowledge without sacrificing the passion that marks them as fans rather than jaded pros. At the end of his reviews, Sepinwall explicitly opens up the floor to his eager commenters—he is a fellow enthusiast, not a guru who imparts wisdom from an exalted perch.”
- Josh Levin, The TV Guide