DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Nov
20
 
 

Working harder than a roomful of elves, our own Diane Werts has assembled our annual TVWW Holiday Gift Guide of recommended DVD boxed sets and such. So dive in!...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
15
 
 
HBO’s new Crossfire Hurricane is a biography and performance compendium of the Rolling Stones, who have gathered no moss for 50 years. This special covers half of it…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
6
 
 
When I was covering election nights for New York newspapers, I would sit in my basement office watching, and writing about, 10 or 12 TV sets at once, each television tuned to a different broadcast or cable news operation. Now I just watch on one set (though recording on several DVRs), flipping to the next station whenever I feel the urge — which is often. I recommend the same approach for 2012. If, in a given hour, you’re not sampling MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS and the broadcast
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
5
 
 

Monday is the fifth anniversary of TV Worth Watching, which launched Nov. 5, 2007, the same day the TV writers went on strike. The strike didn’t last, but TVWW has…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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