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
24
 
 
Here’s the brightest TV news from the last couple of weeks: Luther is coming back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
23
 
 
The new Netflix series GLOW has an almost eerie kinship to Lifetime’s surprise hit UnREAL...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
23
 
 
As an increasing number of viewers get comfortable streaming their TV shows, along comes a new service that offers a new batch of British programming...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
19
 
 
The new murder mystery Loch Ness introduces us to some monsters who live around Scotland’s most famous lake and, alas, are not mythological...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
19
 
 
Two of the best shows on TV wrap up their current seasons this week, Fargo on FX and Better Call Saul on AMC, and I’ve spent several weeks trying to figure out why my reactions toward them are so different...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
18
 
 
Behind a title that could mean almost anything, the new PBS drama My Mother and Other Strangers rivetingly portrays several of the 10,000 human consequences of war...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
18
 
 
The new season of PBS’s delightful murder mystery Grantchester starts off by replenishing a bit of Grantchester’s population. The third season, which premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, starts with a birth rather than a death...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
16
 
 
If it’s summer, it must be time for another Canadian police series to visit the U.S. – and sure enough, Hulu offers the nicely compact detective drama Cardinal beginning Friday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
15
 
 
For all the talk about summer blossoming into a fertile field for quality television, the truth is you have to hunt a little harder to find the good stuff once the days get longer and the nights get warmer. So here’s a place to look...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
14
 
 
One of the gems of current television, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, wraps up its first season with an ending that’s appropriately menacing and yet reassuringly cryptic...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Hinckley

David Hinckley first grasped the power of television when, at the age of 8, he bullied his parents into buying a basset hound like Cleo on The People’s Choice. He named her Cleo. Somewhat more recently, he worked for 35 years at The New York Daily News, the last seven covering television.

 
 

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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