Mental Floss The Curious Viewer: A Miscellany of Bingeable Streaming TV Shows from the Past Twenty Years (Hardcover)

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Need a new show to binge? Want to learn behind-the-scenes insights about your favorite series? Then Mental Floss: The Curious Viewer is for you! 

From Mental Floss, the premier online destination for curious minds, comes a deep dive into the greatest television shows from the last 20 years. Filled with little-known facts and lists of must-see shows, this fascinating collection includes:  

The hardest role to cast on Game of Thrones • The DEA’s involvement in Breaking Bad • The lost Black-ish episode deemed too divisive for TV • The real-life inspiration for Mad Men’s Don Draper • The identity of “Ugly Naked Guy” on Friends • When George Lucas sued Battlestar Galactica • How Curb Your Enthusiasm saved a man from the death penalty • When Doctor Who’s TARDIS went to court • The story behind Law & Order’s iconic “dun-dun” sound effect 

Mental Floss: The Curious Viewer also contains many of Mental Floss’s famously fascinating lists, such as Actors Who Asked for Their Characters to Be Killed Off, The Most-Watched TV Series Finales Ever, TV Characters Who Were Inspired by Real People, Bizarre TV Crossovers, Amazing One-Season Shows, Important Moments in LGBTQ+ History on TV, and Unforgettable Television Cliff-Hangers.

About the Author


Jennifer M. Wood is the managing editor of Mental Floss and oversees the site's entertainment and pop culture content. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including WIRED, Condé Nast Traveler, Vulture, GQ, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times.

Praise For…


"This is the ultimate bingeing guide."

 
— Publisher's Weekly

"The perfect coffee-table book for people who constantly crave obscure pop culture facts."
— Wired

"Bingers, beware! This is a must-read, factoid-filled miscellany of the most watchable shows of the past 20 years. If you know a TV expert, now you can make them, well, a TV insider."
— TV Insider

The Curious Viewer unearths everything you ever wanted to know about beloved shows. Jennifer M. Wood shares facts and behind-the-scenes gossip from each show but somehow doesn’t make you feel like you’ve already read them all in a Buzzfeed article."
— BookPage
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681887869
ISBN-10: 168188786X
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English