DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Feb
23
 
 
The independent record business of the early 1950s was as crazy as the music was wonderful, and CMT’s new series Sun Records captures that spirit...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
20
 
 
Jimmy Smits doesn’t see his presidential candidate character on Fox’s 24: Legacy reflecting any real-life political figures. He seems a little relieved by that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
19
 
 
If the last thing you need is one more place where you have to buy a TV show, then you’d probably be delighted if the first original drama on CBS All Access, The Good Fight, were a piece of junk. Sorry. It’s not...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
18
 
 
HBO would love to ride Big Little Lies back to the top of the pay-cable drama mountain...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
15
 
 
Katherine Heigl always looks good dressed in angst, but once again with the new CBS drama Doubt, the question is whether that can sustain a winning TV show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
14
 
 
A new documentary on the 1966 University of Texas murders, titled Tower, becomes an even stronger film as it goes along...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
12
 
 
After opening Season 7 with shock and awe, AMC’s The Walking Dead has sensibly been trying to ease back into regular old show-sized battles.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
11
 
 
Amazon Prime’s new series The Collection shares an ominous, intriguing intensity with the streaming service’s The Man in the High Castle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
10
 
 
Georgia Congressman John Lewis made headlines recently by announcing he would not attend the inauguration of Donald Trump, just as a matter of principle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
8
 
 
Dan Stevens wants viewers of FX’s Legion to have more fun than his character is having. In the new sci-fi drama, Stevens plays David Haller, a young man who may have one of the greatest powers on earth and doesn’t know it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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

 
 

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