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 From The New Yorker?s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize?winning culture critic, a provocative collection...

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

  • Melissa
    May 08, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

  • Hannah Garden
    Jul 30, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

  • Mehrsa
    Aug 19, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

  • Sonya
    Jul 03, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

  • Tess
    Jun 23, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

  • Julia
    Aug 08, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

  • Penny Poppleton
    Aug 04, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

    This book is a powerful piece of feminist writing that guides readers through the ?golden age of television.? Each review is more thought-provoking than the next and I was frequently, and pleasantly, pushed out of my comfort zone. The book isn?t stuffy film theory. Nussbaum m...

    I (unsurprisingly) loved this! I obviously enjoyed the essays about TV shows I've seen, but I also felt like I got a lot out of the essays about shows I don't watch. (I will say I had to skip the essay about Hannibal because I'm too squeamish to even read about it, but I'm sure the ess...

    Essays on television and television culture I was unfamiliar with the author prior to reading this book but have a favorable opinion of her after finishing. I found that I liked her essays focused on television shows more than her interviews or her overview of the Me Too movement. F...

    Nussbaum's critiques are thoughtful, funny, and game-changing when it comes to understanding television as a medium: especially in the so-called "Golden Age." The new material she wrote specifically for this collection is magnificent, but revisiting essays I've already read and discove...

    I found this collection of essays both compelling reading and deeply essential criticism. I too feel like I have to defend tv as being a valid part of cultural storytelling, and this takes several examples of shows (as well as personal profiles) doing so. It was great for any story add...

  • Donna
    Aug 18, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

    This book is a powerful piece of feminist writing that guides readers through the ?golden age of television.? Each review is more thought-provoking than the next and I was frequently, and pleasantly, pushed out of my comfort zone. The book isn?t stuffy film theory. Nussbaum m...

    I (unsurprisingly) loved this! I obviously enjoyed the essays about TV shows I've seen, but I also felt like I got a lot out of the essays about shows I don't watch. (I will say I had to skip the essay about Hannibal because I'm too squeamish to even read about it, but I'm sure the ess...

    Essays on television and television culture I was unfamiliar with the author prior to reading this book but have a favorable opinion of her after finishing. I found that I liked her essays focused on television shows more than her interviews or her overview of the Me Too movement. F...

  • Johannes
    May 30, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

  • Perry
    Jul 11, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

  • Lee
    Aug 07, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

  • Neville Longbottom
    Jul 05, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

  • Beck
    Mar 16, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

  • Andrew Barnes
    Mar 22, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

  • Glen
    Apr 15, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

  • Ayuko
    Aug 09, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

  • Raquel
    Aug 20, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

    This book is a powerful piece of feminist writing that guides readers through the ?golden age of television.? Each review is more thought-provoking than the next and I was frequently, and pleasantly, pushed out of my comfort zone. The book isn?t stuffy film theory. Nussbaum m...

  • Erin
    Jun 30, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

    This book is a powerful piece of feminist writing that guides readers through the ?golden age of television.? Each review is more thought-provoking than the next and I was frequently, and pleasantly, pushed out of my comfort zone. The book isn?t stuffy film theory. Nussbaum m...

    I (unsurprisingly) loved this! I obviously enjoyed the essays about TV shows I've seen, but I also felt like I got a lot out of the essays about shows I don't watch. (I will say I had to skip the essay about Hannibal because I'm too squeamish to even read about it, but I'm sure the ess...

    Essays on television and television culture I was unfamiliar with the author prior to reading this book but have a favorable opinion of her after finishing. I found that I liked her essays focused on television shows more than her interviews or her overview of the Me Too movement. F...

    Nussbaum's critiques are thoughtful, funny, and game-changing when it comes to understanding television as a medium: especially in the so-called "Golden Age." The new material she wrote specifically for this collection is magnificent, but revisiting essays I've already read and discove...

  • Michael
    Jul 03, 2019

    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 sh...

  • Prince William Public Library System
    Aug 02, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

  • Liz
    Jun 02, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

  • Marilena Rizou
    Jul 03, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

  • Bookish
    Jul 18, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

  • Trevor Groce
    May 15, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

  • Frederico
    Aug 16, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

    This book is a powerful piece of feminist writing that guides readers through the ?golden age of television.? Each review is more thought-provoking than the next and I was frequently, and pleasantly, pushed out of my comfort zone. The book isn?t stuffy film theory. Nussbaum m...

    I (unsurprisingly) loved this! I obviously enjoyed the essays about TV shows I've seen, but I also felt like I got a lot out of the essays about shows I don't watch. (I will say I had to skip the essay about Hannibal because I'm too squeamish to even read about it, but I'm sure the ess...

    Essays on television and television culture I was unfamiliar with the author prior to reading this book but have a favorable opinion of her after finishing. I found that I liked her essays focused on television shows more than her interviews or her overview of the Me Too movement. F...

    Nussbaum's critiques are thoughtful, funny, and game-changing when it comes to understanding television as a medium: especially in the so-called "Golden Age." The new material she wrote specifically for this collection is magnificent, but revisiting essays I've already read and discove...

    I found this collection of essays both compelling reading and deeply essential criticism. I too feel like I have to defend tv as being a valid part of cultural storytelling, and this takes several examples of shows (as well as personal profiles) doing so. It was great for any story add...

    Emily Nussbaum has been my favorite critic for years. I don't watch that much tv (I'm trying to keep up with my reading challenge), but I love reading her tv criticism. This is a great collection, mostly about shows I didn't watch, yet I loved it. She has that NYC voice that I miss so ...

  • Steve Sanders
    Jul 11, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

  • Jordan
    Jul 09, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

    This book is a powerful piece of feminist writing that guides readers through the ?golden age of television.? Each review is more thought-provoking than the next and I was frequently, and pleasantly, pushed out of my comfort zone. The book isn?t stuffy film theory. Nussbaum m...

    I (unsurprisingly) loved this! I obviously enjoyed the essays about TV shows I've seen, but I also felt like I got a lot out of the essays about shows I don't watch. (I will say I had to skip the essay about Hannibal because I'm too squeamish to even read about it, but I'm sure the ess...

    Essays on television and television culture I was unfamiliar with the author prior to reading this book but have a favorable opinion of her after finishing. I found that I liked her essays focused on television shows more than her interviews or her overview of the Me Too movement. F...

    Nussbaum's critiques are thoughtful, funny, and game-changing when it comes to understanding television as a medium: especially in the so-called "Golden Age." The new material she wrote specifically for this collection is magnificent, but revisiting essays I've already read and discove...

    I found this collection of essays both compelling reading and deeply essential criticism. I too feel like I have to defend tv as being a valid part of cultural storytelling, and this takes several examples of shows (as well as personal profiles) doing so. It was great for any story add...

    Emily Nussbaum has been my favorite critic for years. I don't watch that much tv (I'm trying to keep up with my reading challenge), but I love reading her tv criticism. This is a great collection, mostly about shows I didn't watch, yet I loved it. She has that NYC voice that I miss so ...

    MUST read for anyone who loves to watch TV. Emily is an incredible writer: a fan first and foremost, her essays on some of the biggest shows of the 21st century are so well-written and interesting. She incorporates history and anecdotes and I could not put this book down. Also enjoyed ...

  • Haley Hope Gillilan
    Jun 01, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

  • Talia
    Jul 19, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...

    I?m not really much of a television watcher these days - for some reason multi-episode stuff isn?t doing it for me - but I do love criticism. I?d read about a third of Nussbaum?s essays previously so I already knew that I would enjoy this book immensely. Some are more reviews o...

    This is going to be a great summer for books by New Yorker writers. Books from both Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror) and Emily Nussbaum? We barely deserve these blessings. Nussbaum prefaces I Like to Watch with an introduction about how she ended up as a television critic (it involves Buff...

    This book is a powerful piece of feminist writing that guides readers through the ?golden age of television.? Each review is more thought-provoking than the next and I was frequently, and pleasantly, pushed out of my comfort zone. The book isn?t stuffy film theory. Nussbaum m...

    I (unsurprisingly) loved this! I obviously enjoyed the essays about TV shows I've seen, but I also felt like I got a lot out of the essays about shows I don't watch. (I will say I had to skip the essay about Hannibal because I'm too squeamish to even read about it, but I'm sure the ess...

  • Dan Gibson
    Jun 30, 2019

    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 sh...

    The Tao of Telly What 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 as...

    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 b...

    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 riche...

    So good I almost wanted to go back and watch Sex and the City how Emily Nussbaum did. ...

    Emily Nussbaum is the reason I flip to the back when I get my hands on The New Yorker. Each page offers insight and honest appraisals of many of the most important shows over the past two decades. Her love for television imbues every review with a sense of affection, even for the shows...

    I LIKE TO WATCH, Emily Nussbaum's collection of essays on television, is a revelation. I worked through the book much faster than anticipated. I thought I would go to each essay individually, and would take my time, but her amazing writing, insights, and interesting stories about some ...

    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 curren...

    I think Emily Nussbaum is one of the sharpest, most illuminating thinkers I?ve ever read. There?s something so calm and level and yet deeply felt about her critiques, I find myself nodding along and yelling, ?Yes!? as she makes cogent, generous, precise point after point, like ...

    Honestly, I don't even watch TV. But these essays are so freaking good. They are about culture and feminism and art and me too. I didn't want to watch the shows necessarily, but I did want to hear Nussbaum watch them and tell me what to think about what these shows are trying and succe...

    Via my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ I follow Emily Nussbaum's column in The New Yorker and her Twitter feed. The Twitter feed gives me AHA moments in her short bursts of comments on television programs that are hot in today's market. The longer New Yorker piece...

    Up until I read I Like to Watch, my favorite book on contemporary TV was Brett Martin?s Difficult Men, a study on the TV revolution that happened in roughly the first decade of the 2000s (Sopranos through Breaking Bad). Emily Nussbaum?s new collection is an excellent continuation, ...

    Emily Nussbaum likes to watch TV, and she?s not apologetic about it either. In I Like to Watch, which collects new and previously published essays from New York magazine and the New Yorker, she raves about her favorite shows?Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Scandal, Jane the...

    Emily is an OG TV critic. I loved reading all her essays all in one place, even if I hadn?t seen the show before. TV criticism is a pretty unique craft, and so I love seeing one of the best being able to create something like this. It?ll definitely serve as a cultural artifact, bec...

    Maybe the most important work of pop-cultural criticism since Pauline Kael?s 5001 Nights At the Movies. With wit and precision, Nussbaum chronicles television?s evolution into the defining art form of the 21st century. ...

    "I Like to Watch" is a collection of lyrical, well argued essays written by The New Yorker? s TV critic (and, as the cover notes, Pulitzer Prize winner), Emily Nussbaum. Like Nussbaum, I prefer TV to movies. i like how a story - and characters - can develop over multiple seasons, can...

    I Like to Watch is an interesting take on a book about television criticism. Emily Nussbaum wrote that she didn?t set out to create a book about her favorite shows or what she thinks are the most ?important,? but rather to have a collection of articles and essays that support her...

    3.5 stars. I think the strength of this book are the shorter critiques of specific shows- there were several that made me consider shows differently when shown in the context of what tv came before and after it. The longer profiles of creators and the essay in the middle about separati...

    It's hard to critique the critique but I have been one of those people who considered TV as the lower media to films, but I think it was since I started reading her critiques on the New Yorker I started to spend more time streaming. The only show I had ever watched among the shows writ...

    Very interesting analysis of many shows and themes. I even liked the part about the shows I haven't watched (most of them). It made me wanting to watch a few of them. It's deep, philosophically and factually. I think the book could be followed by one exploring an even greater variety ...

    I didn?t realize this is largely an anthology of older work, but hey, it?s Emily Nussbaum on television. She makes you care about shows you didn?t think you might, has great insight on shows you already love and has a great perspective on the creative process. ...