DAVID BIANCULLI

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2012
Sep
28
 
 
ABC's serial creep show 666 Park Avenue doesn't entirely lack a pulse, but doesn't get the blood rushing, either...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
28
 
 
The bada and the bing are mostly missing from Made in Jersey, a thoroughly ordinary series on what's increasingly an inconsequential night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
26
 
 
Whether Last Resort is a long-term sustainable premise very much remains to be seen. But the first two hours are sit-up-and-take-notice TV...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
26
 
 
There are so many crime dramas on CBS that it's increasingly difficult to buy into yet another one — even with the Sherlock Holmes brand in play...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
26
 
 
Old school crooner Andy Williams, who for a half-century made "My Huckleberry friend" work for him, has died at age 84 of cancer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
25
 
 
TV's latest aliens-meet-earthlings sitcom, ABC's The Neighbors, is just too dopily executed for any long-term stay on this planet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
23
 
 
Vegas has the makings of a damned fine weekly hour of good vs. evil, with Quaid against Chiklis as the crowd-pleasing main event...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
22
 
 
Though Ben and Kate can be a bit grating, principal series creator Dana Fox has penned a pretty funny first episode, which will be part of a new Fox comedy line-up...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
21
 
 
CBS' new Monday comedy Partners may not be able to survive long-term, but it won't be Michael Urie's fault...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
21
 
 
The Mindy Project is a minor disappointment in light of all the accomplished guest stars populating its opening half-hour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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