DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
2012
Apr
30
 
 
The "Fair and Balanced" news network gave equal time to Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian, inviting both to Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.  White House Correspondents? That's something of a really big joke these days at what's now derided as "prom night" for the people who allegedly cover government goings-on..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
Survivor's brusque bad boy Russell Hantz brings the reality drama home on Flipped Off, another "Real Life" concoction from A&E.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
27
 
 

Fox's renewal of Fringe, announced Thursday evening by the network, is both a pleasant surprise for fans and a heartening detour from business as usual...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
26
 
 
Lifetime's new nighttime talker, The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, features celebrity interviews that speak "the universal language of women."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
20
 
 
Here's a new comedy series for those who expect absolutely nothing but incompetence, cynicism and crass opportunism from their elected leaders in Washington.Which might well cover most of us these days...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
18
 
 
No one gets out alive, not even the man known for most of his adult life as "America's Oldest Teenager." Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82 of a heart attack. And no one wants to dance to that beat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
9
 
 
Even his own CBS network called him a "pit-bull reporter" in the first sentence of its tribute to the late, inimitable Mike Wallace...My most vivid recollection of him is as a father who talked openly of reconnecting with his likewise famous son, Chris Wallace...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
5
 
 
Nuns are all right by me...So that's the context of this review of "God Is The Bigger Elvis," the Oscar-nominated short documentary film charting the transformation of Dolores Hart from movie star to the current Mother Prioress in Bethlehem, Connecticut...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
5
 
 
Along comes ABC's "Scandal," another aggravatingly imperfect melodrama from "Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice" creator Shonda Rhimes...with the key characters tending to speed-talk as though they're all in a Go-Kart race...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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