DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Dec
15
 
 
Here comes Psych: The Musical, a nicely done two-hour whodunit whose signature song is “Under Santa Barbara Skies"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
13
 
 
In the TV categories, it’s again no contest. The much-ridiculed Hollywood Foreign Press Association remains way more forward-thinking than Screen Actors Guild...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
13
 
 
“Event” programming, once epitomized by elongated miniseries such as Shogun and The Winds of War, is getting a second wind on the Big Four broadcast networks....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
7
 
 
NBC once remade Casablanca into a weekly 1983 series. In that context, reprising the story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker is barely a hand-slap misdemeanor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
4
 
 
Painfully striving to be a new form of L.A. Confidential with film noir sprinkles, TNT’s “EAGERLY ANTICIPATED THREE-WEEK TELEVISION EVENT” is looking like another so-so outing from the “We Know Drama” network...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
Getting On is amusing, caring, and very deftly adapted for HBO -- and what’s more, you’ll see three revelatory performances from actresses best known for entirely different TV personas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
20
 
 
ABC’s midseason schedule will have sweeping changes, including the new cowboy-hatted drama, Killer Women, a series about modern-day Texas Rangers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
14
 
 
At this point, JFK assassination programming is pouring out faster than those chocolates on that old I Love Lucy conveyor belt – but this documentary brings it all home anew, in ways that are both affecting and highly effective...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
1
 
 
Showtime entertainment president David Nevins says,  “Death is the most universal topic there is, and yet its examination is largely taboo in our culture"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
24
 
 
NBC’s new Dracula keeps up the usual appearances with ample time for lethal crimes of life-sustaining blood-sucking and other assorted mayhem...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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