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
Apr
26
 
 
Recently, Netflix signed a $60 million deal with Dave Chappelle. The deal should have been the biggest comedy comeback of the century. Read why Guest Contributor Nic Dobija-Nootens thinks Chappelle isn’t the same comedian he was at his height of popularly with his old sketch comedy show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
15
 
 
[Editor's note: In our Student Blogs and elsewhere, we occasionally seek out the opinions of young writers and viewers, to get their perspectives on TV shows old and new. In this instance, we asked young entertainment blogger Chelsea Duff to give us her take on the CW's youth-targeted Riverdale to date -- including this week's impending episode. - David Bianculli]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
31
 
 
[Editor's note: On rare occasions, I present guest blogs assigned to former students from Rowan University -- ones whose writing and perspective display exceptional potential. This latest entry comes from Valerie Balock, and is about her recent, enthusiastic discovery and embrace of Columbo, that classic 1970s TV series.... - DB]
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
17
 
 
[Editor's note: About once a year, I invite a Rowan University student whose class assignments I find exceptionally well written to contribute a blog post to TVWW, giving us a young adult's perspective on TV. This year's deserving guest columnist is Shannon Farrell -- and her subject is a 53-year-old TV series she calls "a modern Star Trek"... -- David Bianculli]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
26
 
 
Read why TVWW Guest Contributor, Kevin Canfield, says Amazon's Bosch is captivating, full of wonderful characters, and worth investigating...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
27
 
 
[Ed. note: TVWW Guest contributor Marley Ghizzone, a diehard fan of the original UPN/CW Veronica Mars series, was excited by the chance to see her beloved characters revived on the big screen. Excited, but also a little apprehensive... - DB]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
22
 
 
Moone Boy is a comic Irish series that revolves around Martin Moone (David Rawle) and his imaginary best friend Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd). Guest contributor Dylan Pratt says to find it on Hulu, as a special import...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
20
 
 
[Editor's note: Long-time close friend Jay Marmo, who recently moved to Australia, reports on watching Olympics coverage on TV there.  "Like much of Australia," he writes, "the Olympics coverage here has been a refreshing change..." - DB]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
13
 
 
Guest contributor Gary R. Edgerton, evaluating the newest American Experience program on PBS, writes: "1964 works effectively as both historical drama and commemorative television..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
3
 
 
Occasional TVWW guest contributor Rich Greenhalgh has been following Japanese musical hitmakers AKB48, their popular game tournament, and why they're also big in the US...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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.

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