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2009
Nov
30
 
 
Well, this is the week I've been waiting for -- for some 15 years -- so please forgive a little pride, and self-promotion. But "Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'" hits bookstores Tuesday -- and this week, I show up on a few national shows to promote the book. Here's the breakdown of where and when...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
26
 
 
On Thanksgiving weekend, if you want to get a jump on holiday shopping, but don't want to deal with the traffic and crowds and lines, TV WORTH WATCHING is happy to provide an easy solution, Several of them, actually...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
23
 
 
Sunday's season finale of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which served up a savory Seinfeld reunion as well, was everything I hoped it would be, and more. What an episode. What a delight. And, if Larry David chooses to end Curb with this most recent episode, what a sneaky, perfect-pitch series finale...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
18
 
 
Give Diane Werts all the credit for this puppy. She's been toiling long and hard, and has compiled a terrific sampler of new holiday TV-on-DVD treats to give as gifts. Wait till you see her lineup - but you don't HAVE to wait. It's ready now, by clicking the banner just above BEST BETS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
15
 
 
Despite a fine performance by Ian McKellen as the chief antagonist, AMC's six-hour miniseries remake of 1968's classic "The Prisoner" series is not worth watching. And that's not news I'm pleased to report...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
11
 
 
Eric Gould is an architect in Boston, the designer of this TV WORTH WATCHING website, and now is eyeing a new specialty side interest: he wants to be the Nostradamus of TV critics. Specifically, he has a bold -- and, I think, brilliant -- prediction about how this season's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will end on HBO...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
10
 
 
Last week, I posted a picture of my basement office, post-book, with a vow to clean it up because my life had gotten too disorganized. Well, I haven't even gotten down the stairs yet. And last weekend, when I was out of town, my laptop decided to break by refusing to have the space bar operate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
3
 
 
If you've recorded, but haven't yet seen, last Sunday's episode of AMC's "Mad Men," don't read any more of this column until you've watched the episode. It contains surprises too potent to spoil - but too artistic and well-handled, on the other hand, not to celebrate. So if you HAVE seen it, read on, as I praise Matthew Weiner's series for playing its hand magnificently...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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