DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Jan
31
 
 
Kevin Spacey sure calls his shots well when playing a recurring character on series TV. The last time was 25 years ago, when he burst onto the scene as Mel Profitt on CBS’s Wiseguy. And now he’s back, in a show that’s a game-changer…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
21
 
 
Dominic Monaghan, who played the ill-fated Charlie Pace on ABC’s Lost, attacks a true change-of-Pace role in his newest TV effort, a nature documentary series for BBC America…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
20
 
 
Kevin Bacon has been on TV before, from soap operas as a young actor to telemovies as a mature one – but Fox’s The Following is his first turn as a series lead. And he’s excellent…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
18
 
 
Most sitcoms these days don’t make me crack so much as the hint of a smile. But whenever Karl Pilkington takes to the road for a TV travel series, I laugh out loud almost instantly…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
11
 
 
HBO and Showtime butt heads, intentionally and aggressively, Sunday night, launching new seasons of their respective comedies directly opposite one another
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
Brilliant miniseries from England keep on coming: Downton Abbey returns with new episodes this weekend, on the 25th anniversary of the importation of The Singing Detective…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
1
 
 
As one of its last acts of 2012, PBS presented a Live from Lincoln Center tribute to Marvin Hamlisch — a concert that timidly took the coward’s way out, and doesn’t bode well for 2013…
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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