As a television writer I live in constant fear that the world will find out I'm a fraud, that I have no idea what I'm doing, and that Tolstoy would not have found it noble to consult on Dawson's Creek. My only solace was the rampant ignorance that seemed to permeate Hollywood. Then came Tucker. There's nothing scarier in the world then a televison critic who gets it. Ken Tucker is my worst nightmare. An intelligent, sharply critical voice of reason in a world of shark jumping. I hate him. But I kind of like his book.
- Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls
This book is a TV viewer's treasure. An insightful, revealing look back on our collective television experience. Problem is, Ken Tucker writes with such passion, wit and expertise, that 99.9% of the time, he's far more entertaining than television itself.
- J.J. Abrams, creator-producer of "Lost," "Alias," and "Felicity"
Like a charming after-dinner companion, [Tucker] engages readers with a voice that's both literate and casual, [raising] the level of TV discourse without intimidation...
- Publishers Weekly