DAVID BIANCULLI

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A&E's Longmire is a modern western with six-shooters, cell phones and a complex lead character saddled by a past that still burns fresh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
25
 
 
No Reservations' Anthony Bourdain is a gourmand who knows his food and an intrepid adventurer — a Paul Theroux-meets-Hunter Thompson essayist willing to go anywhere for an authentic experience and a great story...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
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The success of last night's Awake series finale may depend on how you feel about endings, in general...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
23
 
 
The Cable Show, a industry-wide event for cable networks, providers and software developers descended on Boston this week to showcase the latest technology and programming...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
18
 
 
Last week we received the sad news of a soon-to-be dearly departed show: NBC's Awake has been canceled. We here at TVWW decided immediately, out of respect, to review the last two episodes, so here is the next-to-last wake for Awake...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
12
 
 
I awoke Friday morning to write about this high-concept show — only to read what seemed a nightmare headline. But it was real. Awake had been cancelled by NBC after one season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
9
 
 
Fringe and Southland have been renewed, proving shows don't have to be a gold mine to survive. Somewhere out there, some smart television execs have realized you can't put a price tag on quality TV...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
8
 
 
The death of Junior Seau, which comes on the heels of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, gives us one more reason to look at the sport that rules television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
4
 
 
You have to love that there's a pyramid in Cleveland as a monument to Rock and Roll, but it's always a bit mystifying as to which (old) Pharaohs have become entombed there, and why other rock royalty are locked outside the crypt...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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