DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Dec
29
 
 
2012 left some memorable TV moments, from a chair to a horsey-dancing rapper...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
14
 
 
Sure, Homeland has had a couple of wheels actually lift off the train tracks this season. But the show hasn’t gone completely off the rails yet. It's delivered some top-notch television from the beginning -- and I mean from the very beginning...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
30
 
 
Call the Midwife er, delivers a worthy and unvarnished look at the low-tech home-birthing methods of the Fifties, and carries with it a charm and earnestness that goes deep into the heart and never leaves...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
14
 
 
This new Mel Brooks collection is neither an anthology nor a complete collection of his work, but a vital companion guide to a life's work...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
7
 
 
A presidential election is one of the biggest nights for any news organization. But in the age of instant information and short attention spans, setting the stage is as important as reporting the results...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
25
 
 
Writer-Director Patricio Guzmán's 2010 documentary, Nostalgia for the Light, is a paradox of two stories — a wonderous tale etched in the heavens, and the other a tragedy scattered in the rocks and sand of Chile's Atacama Desert...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
24
 
 
We're in the middle of an election season, and families are hearing that things have never been worse. So maybe it's a good time to tune in and see what the Snowy Owl has to deal with...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
4
 
 
This documentary recounts the jaw-dropping mockery of justice that began with the brutal murders of two young women and spiraled beyond belief when seven young men went on trial...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
19
 
 
Director Jonathan Demme takes a hand-held, low-fi look at how Hurricane Katrina affected one family in the Lower Ninth Ward, and shows how the courageous matriarch, Carolyn Parker, persevered...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
17
 
 
There's no curling up with a documentary about the Civil War and its death toll. But this riveting retelling of events will make you watch and give you new understanding for the struggle and the progress that grew out of that suffering...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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