DAVID BIANCULLI

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SecondSpin.com
 
2012
Aug
24
 
 

This year’s presidential political conventions are unprecedented in at least two unfortunate respects: the inclusion of a political film that’s negative, not positive, and the decision, by the broadcast networks, to show fewer convention hours than ever before…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
17
 
 
Copper, the newest TV series from Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, feels and looks like a Western – but it’s actually set in New York City, during the Civil War, in a violent neighborhood called Five Points. And regarding Copper, I, too, have five points…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
12
 
 

The Closing Ceremony to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, like the Opening Ceremony, were unmistakably, sometimes inexplicably British. Like the Games themselves, I loved some elements, was baffled by others, but watched regardless…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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