DAVID BIANCULLI

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2009
Dec
31
 
 
These guys knew how to have fun, so it's perfect that their story is running on New Year's Eve. Rebels With a Cause: The Story of the American Football League showcases the 1960s upstart league whose run-and-gun energy wasn't confined to on-field play...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
31
 
 
New Year's Eve holds a host of toast opportunities, and New Year's Day has its own attractions on the tube...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
29
 
 
Slipped into the dead TV week between Christmas and New Year's is one reliable annual treat: The CBS Kennedy Center Honors, which salutes, each year, a quintet of powerful performers from various arenas in the arts. It's always one one of my favorite TV shows of the year -- and tonight, with its amazing list of honorees and artists, it's the best Kennedy Center Honors presentation in years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
25
 
 
They suffered, so you don't have to. Herewith find 1978's entire execrable Star Wars Holiday Special boiled down to five minutes. Now you can savor all its stupefying awfulness without killing two hours of your life...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
25
 
 
One more posting pointing you toward holiday streams . . .
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
23
 
 
Today on NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross", Terry will interview me for the second time in a month. Last time it was for the launch of my book, and today it's to recap the year in television -- including my Top 10 List for 2009, which I'll share here -- and my Bottom 5, which will be presented here exclusively...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
22
 
 
It's a busy week for us here at TV WORTH WATCHING. Today I interview Terry Gilliam, whose new movie, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, is the final film to star Heath Ledger -- in a role that was completed by Johnny Depp and others...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
22
 
 
Haven't been able to find your favorite Christmas shows in the TV listings? Try online streams. You'd be surprised how many tube holidays can be watched somewhere on the web...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
22
 
 
Haven't been able to find your favorite Christmas shows in the TV listings? Try online streams. You'd be surprised how many tube holidays can be watched somewhere on the web -- from Jack Benny to Lou Grant, from Donna Reed to Donny & Marie, from Liberace to ALF, from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip to 3rd Rock From the Sun...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
21
 
 
Updates by the dozens at our Christmas TV listings! Look for memorable episodes from the '60s (Bewitched), '70s (Barney Miller), '80s (Matlock), '90s (Becker) and '00s (7th Heaven)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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