DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Sep
19
 
 
Director Jonathan Demme takes a hand-held, low-fi look at how Hurricane Katrina affected one family in the Lower Ninth Ward, and shows how the courageous matriarch, Carolyn Parker, persevered...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
17
 
 
There's no curling up with a documentary about the Civil War and its death toll. But this riveting retelling of events will make you watch and give you new understanding for the struggle and the progress that grew out of that suffering...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
15
 
 
The slogan for Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire is “You Can’t Be Half a Gangster” and the series, about gangsters running amok during Prohibition, shows what happens when they go full throttle. And when they do, the results aren''t very pretty...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
7
 
 
In his new Comedy Central special, In God We Rust, Lewis Black jokes about descriptions of him "having a comedy style that suggests he's having a mental breakdown." His crisis is our pleasure...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
5
 
 
The new PBS Great Performances documentary, Live Kisses, follows the making of Paul McCartney's new album of old standards, Kisses on the Bottom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
4
 
 
Vince Gilligan found masterful ways to reveal more facets of TV's most complex (and increasingly dangerous) character and leave Breaking Bad fans wanting more...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
3
 
 
No Reservations kicks off its final season this weekend with a trip to SXSW in Austin, Texas and finds, yes, lots of transcendent barbecue...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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