DAVID BIANCULLI

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2010
Jun
30
 
 
[Bianculli here: Just in time for the relaunch, we're proudly adding yet another co-conspirator to TV WORTH WATCHING: Eric Mink, whom long-time New York Daily News readers will remember was my co-conspirator, and fellow TV critic, there as well. And for his first story for us, Eric offers his take on the reporting of, and reaction to, the Gen. Stanley McChrystal remarks...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
29
 
 
The characters played by Denis Leary in FX's "Rescue Me" and by Louis C.K., who plays an exaggerated version of himself in the new FX series "Louie", have two major things in common: They misbehave so much, they almost dare you to like them. And somehow, the more abrasive and honestly caustic they get, the funnier they are...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
28
 
 
Talk about timing. Right after we post a column about direct-sale archive DVDs, big-daddy Warner Archive decides to celebrate the 4th of July with massive discounts -- buy $50 or more, get $15 off and free shipping...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
28
 
 
[Bianculli here: PBS presents a new documentary on the Berlin Wall tonight, and contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller gives us an advance look at the literally two-sided political story...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
25
 
 
Long ago, I swore to myself that TV WORTH WATCHING would be redesigned and relaunched before we published "Guest Blog #100." Our guests, after that much time, deserve their own comfy spaces. Well, when we post our next guest contributor's column Monday, it'll be #99, so we're cutting it really, really close...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
24
 
 
While most so-called reality TV shows are unwatchable and uninspired, there's a show about actual reality that begins tonight on ABC, and sparkles like a diamond amid all the summertime TV coal. It's an eight-week documentary series called Boston Med, and it's captivating...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
24
 
 
Okay, I'm going for broke on this one -- Party Down is TV's best current comedy. As it eavesdrops on a Hollywood cater crew full of wannabes waiting for their acting/singing/writing talents to be appreciated...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
24
 
 
Two of my favorite not-available-on-DVD films are coming up on Turner Classic Movies in the next week...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
23
 
 
Looking for some good summer TV? First episodes available for free download at iTunes could get you hooked on quality shows like Friday Night Lights, Damages, Burn Notice, Rescue Me, Lie to Me, The Closer and more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
23
 
 
The third installment of Bravo's Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist is coming up tonight (Wednesday) at 10 ET, and those of us left wanting to know more about the artistic process of designers on Project Runway haven't been left wondering too long. Help is on the way in the virtual carbon copy of the show, but this time with fine artists...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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