DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Dec
23
 
 
Everyone has his or her favorite holiday traditions. Lately, among mine has been sitting in the Fresh Air studios to wrap up the year in TV and field questions by Terry Gross…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
19
 
 
According to doomsday theorists, the Mayan Apocalypse is imminent – scheduled to arrive Friday, Dec. 21. Here are five TV shows you should watch now, just in case…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
13
 
 

Friday on Great Performances, PBS presents a fab Fab Four double bill: Magical Mystery Tour, preceded by a making-of documentary. There’s also a new boxed set…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
12
 
 

Here’s the rest of my recent conversation with Mel Brooks, whose HBO special, Mel Brooks Strikes Back, is repeated Thursday at 8 p.m. ET — and whose boxed set is out now…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
10
 
 

Last year, when Mel Brooks had a TV special on HBO, he spoke with me for an extended exclusive interview. This year he has a new HBO special, and we talked at length again…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
8
 
 

After a New York screening Wednesday previewing the upcoming Season 2 of Borgia: Faith and Fear, available in the U.S. on Netflix, series creator Tom Fontana and I had a quick chat…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Dec
3
 
 

As a hard-core Beatles fan, I couldn’t be more thrilled by PBS’s upcoming documentary and showing of Magical Mystery Tour, or of the 1967 TV show’s new home-video set…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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