DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Mar
30
 
 
A dearth of explosive action doesn't mean PBS' historical period drama Call the Midwife isn't without its hard-hitting moments...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
28
 
 
Some of our favorite recent series feature sly, male impostors. So perhaps it's time for a female to step into those anti-hero shoes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
26
 
 
Henry Bromell passed away last week, and if you don't know this writer-producer by name, you surely know the trail of hit shows he left behind...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
23
 
 
The POV documentary Girl Model offers an inside look at the rags-to-riches world of modeling, where money and success are not guaranteed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
20
 
 
When it was announced, The Americans not only seemed anachronistic, but potentially dull...but add this series to FX's growing list of don't-miss shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
15
 
 
Forget co-eds on sandy beaches. On television, spring break means a vacation from aggression and a return to calmer drama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
10
 
 
Sari Gilman's new documentary King's Point is a loving but unblinking look at the trade-off retirees make for warm winters and a relaxed lifestyle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
6
 
 
No, Enlightened hasn't been cancelled yet, but the web's aflutter about the possibility, and it got us to thinking about other shows we've loved that didn't make it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
2
 
 
The HBO series has a sophomore season better than the first, and as it approaches the season finale, the weekly interludes that eavesdrop on the characters' innermost thoughts have become its signature trademark...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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