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

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

CANDACE KELLEY

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Jan
16
 
 
Smithsonian’s new Rock ‘N’ Roll Inventions series offers a technology tour that leaves you hungry to hear more of the music that inspired it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
Fifteen years after 9/11, it’s probably time for a report card on how we’ve done with our response – and Showtime’s Homeland is raising the possibility we’ve taken some serious missteps...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
First Queen Victoria lost her spot as the longest-reigning British monarch to Queen Elizabeth II. Now the same Elizabeth may be crowding into Victoria’s television spotlight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
We may not have much meaningful film of Britain’s Queen Victoria, who died in 1901, but Daisy Goodwin says she left an equally revealing imprint: a lifetime of handwritten letters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
14
 
 
Right up front, Amazon’s new crime drama Sneaky Pete follows a small-time con man who’s trying to avoid getting himself and his brother killed by a much more hard-core bad guy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
13
 
 
The general rule with Margo Martindale’s characters in recent years is to become wary when she seems to get all nice...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
12
 
 
The executives who shaped the modern advertising industry in the 1950s and 1960s may not have been as fascinating as Don Draper, but their impact was even more dramatic. At times, in fact, almost a little creepy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
9
 
 
This London period-drama is grimy and brutish, seemingly with little decency either on the streets or in its well-appointed boardrooms...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
8
 
 
We’ve been dating seriously for more than 70 years, but mankind still hasn’t figured out its relationship with nuclear energy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
It’s hard to imagine a sweeter and more fitting eulogy for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds than Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 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

 

Dispatches From TVWW

 
 
 
 
 
 
The Letters of 'Victoria'
By David Hinckley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
 
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