Mental Floss & Weldon Owen Present The Curious Viewer: A Miscellany of Streaming Bingeable Shows from the Last 20 Years

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mental Floss, the award-winning media brand living at the intersection of knowledge and entertainment, and Weldon Owen, a high-quality, nonfiction book publisher, today reveal The Curious Viewer: A Miscellany of Streaming Bingeable Shows from the Last 20 Years [Weldon Owen; October 19, 2021].The Curious Viewer is the second book from Mental Floss, a Minute Media brand, and Weldon Owen, following the publication of The Curious Reader in May 2021, and brings readers on a deep dive into the greatest television shows of the last 20 years.

Filled with beautiful illustrations, entertaining facts, inside information and lists of must-see shows, The Curious Viewer takes readers on a journey of television since 2000 and features:

  • 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

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.” In addition, with hundreds of shows discussed, The Curious Viewer can help binge-watchers discover their next obsession.

The Curious Viewer is edited by Jennifer M. Wood, Mental Floss’s managing editor in charge of all entertainment content and a self-described compulsive binge-watcher. The illustrated book is available now for pre-sale at Insight, or wherever books are sold. The book will hit bookstands everywhere on October 19, 2021.