DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Jul
28
 
 
Two of our critics had wildly different reactions to the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Eric Gould, for example, called it a "spectacular tribute to British history," and asked what in the world was left out: perhaps only a song and dance tribute to the Great Plague? Or Monty Python?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
20
 
 
Jerry Seinfeld is back on Thursday nights — sort of — in a new recurring web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
15
 
 
While Breaking Bad takes needed time to reset the storyline for its final collisions, it still delivers some of the best television of the year...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
10
 
 
According to the PBS POV documentary Guilty Pleasures, a romance novel is sold somewhere in the world every four seconds. For some, they can’t come off the press fast enough...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
8
 
 
Here's a documentary series that shows we don't need all the scripted chaos of a TV emergency room. There's plenty of it going on at an actual hospital near you...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
1
 
 
As cryptic as modern art can be, performance art can be the most challenging. And it can be the most moving. Both sides are revealed in one artist's work...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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