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2013
Jan
29
 
 
The Americans enthralls with its complexities, simplicities and overall derring-do. Boris and Natasha need not apply...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
28
 
 
Dallas soon will face a bumpy afterlife without Larry Hagman, even while milking his death for a few more twists and turns...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
24
 
 
The Starz network's most popular original series remains gratuitously gruesome to behold for its final season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
23
 
 
Nova's Rise of the Drones isn't an alarmist hour, but does raise some caution flags about a rapidly escalating and evolving technology...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
18
 
 
The cops of 1889 East London are charged with keeping a modicum of order in the immediate aftermath of Jack the Ripper's reign of terror on BBC America's Ripper Street...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
13
 
 
Pete Rose was predominantly a single hitter, so maybe it's fitting that his new TLC "reality" series falls far short of being a home run...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
11
 
 
Sex and the City was replete with creature comforts and glamorous parties. Girls above all is about uncomfortable creatures...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
10
 
 
Given the title and Alan Ball's involvement, Cinemax's Banshee on the face of it seems like another otherworldly knockoff of his ongoing True Blood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
7
 
 
Deception is fairly far from being a terrible series. But it's not nearly compelling enough to merit a prolonged string-along...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
The Brits have no equal in the annals of upper crust period dramas. And for the next seven Sundays, devoted fans of Downton Abbey will be in their own heavens on earth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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