DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

CANDACE KELLEY

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Jun
7
 
 
Many years ago, when I lived in LA while working for TV Guide Canada, I was always heading down to Venice Beach. It was its own little circus, a great place to people watch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
31
 
 
House of Cards is the series that put Netflix on the map...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
15
 
 
The new Anne of Green Gables adaptation just finished its run in Canada on CBC before its Netflix release, and the results there were underwhelming. Read why Anne's country of origin might have been protective of (and more wistful for) the 1985 CBC original...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
1
 
 
Hasan Minhaj, one of Trevor Noah’s comedy correspondents on The Daily Show, did not get to mock Donald Trump to his face Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner... wh..ich was probably all for the best.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
6
 
 

Season Two of the Judd Apatow-produced Netflix rom-com dropped less than a month ago. A third season has already been ordered...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
17
 
 
My Television Critics Association pal Mark Dawidziak has come out with one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that!” ideas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
28
 
 
It has been an MTM marathon ever since the news broke Wednesday that Mary Tyler Moore has passed away. I was honored to be asked to share memories of watching and, on a few occasions, meeting Moore...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
20
 
 
Donald Trump is promising jobs once he’s sworn in as president of the United States... One guy, however, is about to lose his job: Keegan-Michael Key...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 
Launched less than a year ago, Viceland is still the new kid on the block. We aren’t quite sure what it is yet, other than the channel millennials watch when they do watch something as quaint as television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 
Hard to top Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon for star power here at TCA17... The two no-nonsense Oscar-winners star in Feud: Bette & Joan...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Bill Brioux

Bill Brioux is the David Bianculli of Canada, except he keeps his white beard to himself. He currently contributes to the Toronto Star, The Canadian Press and blogs at brioux.tv, TV Feeds My Family.
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

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