DAVID BIANCULLI

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2016
Nov
30
 
 
Grant Tinker, the self-deprecating visionary who founded a legendary TV studio and resurrected a comatose network has died at age 90 in his home. Lamentably a bygone relic to most younger viewers, his death wasn’t even made public until two days after the fact...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
30
 
 
Our imminent real-life futures may be problematic enough after a certain power shift takes hold early next year. But time will tell...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
4
 
 
“Humanizing” upper-crust Britishers, let alone The Royals, remains a considerable challenge in any day or age. After all, what are they but absurdly rich, pampered and proper? Good Gawd, they even dress for dinner...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
31
 
 
My Favorite Martian. Mork & Mindy. ALF. 3rd Rock From the Sun. And Saturday Night Live’s “The Coneheads.” Aliens from above have a long history of being played for laughs. TBS’ People of Earth takes this baton and wryly trots with it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
27
 
 
The prognosis for a solid, quality drama series is at least cautiously optimistic when Jason Katims is at the controls...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
27
 
 
Ageism isn’t only aimed at today’s elders. In the sad case of CBS’ The Great Indoors (Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET), it can also be applied to millennials...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
24
 
 
There’s nothing new under the conventional sitcom sun in CBS’ Man With A Plan. This doesn’t unduly matter for this amiable, amusing outing fronted by everybody’s favorite Friend, Matt LeBlanc...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
21
 
 
Trying to comprehend the intentionally absurd goings-on in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency may be completely beside the point...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
20
 
 
Having played a surly doc on Fox’s long-running House and recently a villainous billionaire businessman in AMC’s acclaimed The Night Manager, estimable Hugh Laurie is back in M.D. mode for Hulu’s Chance...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
18
 
 
Given all the loose-ended, bizarro world TV dramas currently in play, it turns out to be a distinct pleasure to review a limited series with a linear storyline and a definitive ending...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.  For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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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