DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Feb
27
 
 
From the outset, the new series isn't just a rehash of the Cops-style antics, but a worthwhile look at the job of law and order...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
This year's Downton Abbey finale was all the talk this week, and we're not immune. It finished with one of the more rehashed plot devices known, but we love it anyway...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
22
 
 
The new animated comedy shoots pretty straight, travels some coming-of-age territory, and keeps the gross-out stuff, thankfully, to a minimum...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
18
 
 
The new CW mystery-thriller has an inventive structure, and just might have enough smarts to create its own buzz and build more than an, er, cult following...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
16
 
 
As Girls returns, perhaps, to its usual ensemble format this Sunday, the TV intelligentsia was atwitter — and rightfully so — over last week's episode "One Man's Trash"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
13
 
 
Cable's TNT rolls out Southland for its fifth season and will premiere the new reality cop series Boston's Finest in two weeks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
11
 
 
As good as Kevin Spacey is — and he is great — House of Cards suffers a few contrivances that seem hasty. Like blogger website offices...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
6
 
 
No, that's not Peter Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) from Mad Men in AT&T's "It's Not Complicated" 4G network campaign, but if it walks like a Pete, and talks like a Pete, then it's a Pete...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
4
 
 
The latest David E. Kelley offering premiering on TNT shows us cases gone wrong getting dissected in M&M conferences - short for Morbidity and Mortality...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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