DAVID BIANCULLI

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SecondSpin.com
 
2012
Jul
31
 
 

I saw the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger when Encore televised it earlier this month, and I’ll see it again when it’s repeated July 31. I can’t help myself. For me, it’s one of those irresistible spider-web movies: a film that ensnares me every time it’s on TV…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
19
 
 

Louis C.K.’s sad-sack comic persona on FX’s Louie is used to being treated shabbily – but Louie shouldn’t be. Nor should another FX series, the brilliant drama Justified, yet both were snubbed by Thursday’s Emmy nominations. What the FX is going on here?

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
19
 
 
A complete list of Emmy nominations — every category, every nominee...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jul
12
 
 

The stunningly unexpected flash-forward prologue opening this final season of AMC’s Breaking Bad warns of rough roads ahead. So does Mike’s icy assessment of Walter, said to his face in front of Jesse: “You are trouble. I’m sorry the kid here doesn’t see it…”

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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