Film & TV

May 2, 2014

Follow Friday: @mattzollerseitz, creating the internet water cooler

New York Magazine's Matt Zoller Seitz is your go-to guy for TV and film criticism and recaps. Plus he's besties with Wes Anderson. Worth a follow on Twitter ...

Matthew Clayfield

Journalist, critic, screenwriter and playwright

When The Sopranos ended its six-season run in June 2007, the controversial final sequence — no spoilers here, dear reader — became the stuff of water cooler conversations everywhere. By the time Breaking Bad came to its own conclusion last September, the very nature of such conversations had changed: the water cooler was now the internet — social media, blogs and the countless websites offering instant, blow-by-blow recaps — and the participants spanned the globe. (The rise in television piracy in Australia is no doubt due in part to this fact; the desire to take part in the conversation as it happens means that even a fast-tracked, overnight wait can be too long for some people.) New York Magazine‘s Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) has experienced this transformation first hand.

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