DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Nov
25
 
 
There is no mistaking the message of this crisp, linear documentary. Hint: Look at the subtitle.  You are sitting on it, dear television couch potato...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
10
 
 
We expect substance and balance from PBS’s stalwart American Experience franchise.  Do we get it from this week's new two-part JFK documentary?  Sort of...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
27
 
 
...Oddly, this mash-up of grade-C TV and movie editing techniques makes for two hours of compelling and mostly convincing television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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