The TV critic Alan Sepinwall has a new book coming out, The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever.
The TV critic on Hitfix.com, in this book he writes about 12 shows that started a revolution in TV drama: The Sopranos. Oz. The Wire. Deadwood. The Shield. Lost. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 24. Battlestar Galactica. Friday Night Lights. Mad Men. Breaking Bad.
According to the book's website, "the vast majority of the book features original writing by me, and brand-new interviews from the creators in question."