DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Aug
12
 
 
Staying true to its title, the American West of Hell On Wheels isn't an earthly paradise for its residents...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
10
 
 
The funniest comedians always are the smartest. Ergo, W. Kamau Bell is a very funny fellow...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
8
 
 
Robert Hughes, art critic for Time magazine, passed away on Monday. He authored the definitive documentary on modern art, Shock of the New, for the BBC and PBS in 1980...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
5
 
 
...Although, in the manner of its enigmatic subject, film auteur Chris Marker, who passed away July 29, it is...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
1
 
 
The Olympic Committee must convene to meet and ban reporters from asking inane, thoughtless questions...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

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