DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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