DAVID BIANCULLI

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2011
Jan
30
 
 
Your move: You don't want to watch ads on broadcast TV shows, so you record the shows to watch later, and zip through the commercials. Network countermove: Inject more giant type and bold graphics into the ads, so you can read (and get) the message even as you fast-forward. But now, the networks have gotten even more insidious, and are stuffing ads where you CAN'T miss them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
30
 
 
Why the uproar over MTV's Skins? Could it be that there is so little else to get excited about, during the opening weeks of what is shaping up to be a curiously dead midseason? Had we become that dependent on Lost and 24 to bring us back to life after a long holiday break?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
30
 
 
After 15 years of traveling the country, paying all of his own expenses and looking at countless wannabe valuables for 12 hours or longer at a time, it's easy to think the routine of an Antiques Roadshow appraiser might get older than even the best of the items he looks at...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
27
 
 
Like him or not, Ricky Gervais is never dull. David -- like many of us at TVWW -- delight in his awkward, inappropriate antics. And so do TVWW readers, upon his three appearances in one week. One newly minted TVWW-Gervais fan wrote back, "Some shows you highlight I was already watching or would've watched anyways, but these little promoted gems keep me constantly re-organizing my DVR priorities..." Another chimed in, "Thank you -- not only does our local paper not have a TV critic, it doesn't even publish listings for most cable channels -- I read your site daily."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
27
 
 
Forget free magazines, then. DIY Network is getting to the bottom of life itself. "In support of Toilet Bowl IV, DIY Network's companion website, DIYNetwork.com, is giving away 30 tricked-out toilet seats to readers of their blog starting Thursday, Jan. 27." I mean, really. Where to begin?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
26
 
 
Yes, it's published by CBS, and yes, it's largely one big ad for that network. But hey, it's free -- for now. So why not sign up for "watch!" magazine?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
26
 
 
The cartoon teen in Archer's Season 2 opener Thursday night can do what none of MTV's can -- get naked and be sexually explicit without raising concerns that these might be violations of federal pornography statutes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
25
 
 
Many years ago, I wrote an article called "Invasion of the Cable Babies" for a broadcast promotion directors' publication, triggered by my discovery that I was beginning to get students in my TV classes who had cable TV their entire lives. They made no distinction between broadcast and cable. To them, television always meant 50-plus channels, and NBC and USA were just two of the many channels. And today, there's yet another generational viewing shift...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
25
 
 
At my advanced age, I've made a Eureka! discovery. It's a lot easier to be interviewed for a story than to write one. So thanks, David Bauder of the Associated Press, for including me in your story about the latest seismic shift in TV's talk landscape. Now, instead of writing a full column about it, I can just steer you...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
24
 
 
Last week, especially last Monday, Piers Morgan enjoyed a lot of media attention as the new talk-show host replacing CNN's Larry King. This week, he can expect a lot less attention, just as the hosts of Oprah Winfrey's OWN network have seen the media spotlight shift away from them since launching at the start of the New Year. And Conan O'Brien -- what have you heard of him, really, since the first days of his TBS relaunch?...