DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Oct
20
 
 
Alfred Hitchcock at the mercy of The Girl, a provocative HBO film drawn from his allegedly obsessive and abusive relationship with leading lady Tippi Hedren...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
18
 
 
HBO's Ethel is a highly varnished look at 84-year-old Ethel Kennedy through the eyes of her youngest of 11 children, Rory Kennedy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
17
 
 
Asylum is neither for the faint of heart nor the stout of mind. Some of its imagery is arresting. But this is mostly a sorry, unfortunate and even contemptuous enterprise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
16
 
 
Gummer's a gamer, investing her lead character with smarts, compassion and no small amount of discombobulation and making Emily Owens bearable when it's not fully embraceable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
13
 
 
Walking Dead, which draws roughly double the audience for AMC's two other main events, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, remains a high-quality show amidst its depths of depravity...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
11
 
 
The CW's Beauty and the Beast is a semi-facsimile of the long-ago CBS series, which starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman in the title roles...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
10
 
 
NBC's new hook 'n' ladder series in no way a sure-fire hit, but with early episodes rising to the level of some of the show's weekly rescue climbs, viewers shouldn't be burned...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
9
 
 
Nashville has Emmy caliber performances from its two leads and an authenticity that won't quit. Singing its praises is a no-brainer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
9
 
 
Arrow may not be a-point-ment television. But for starters at least, it's a sharper little tale than expected...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
6
 
 
Steel Magnolias makes for a Lifetime movie of distinction in times when ABC, CBS and NBC have all but abandoned this once thriving genre....
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
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