DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Apr
30
 
 
Given the recent Boston Marathon bombings, the HBO documentary, Manhunt — about the CIA's hunt for Osama bin Laden — is not only timely, but illuminating...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
30
 
 
Amy Schumer seems happy enough to ride the one trick pony, playing the good-looking, wholesome girl with a cowboy mouth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
26
 
 
Director Rama Allen, creator of the Vikings opener, talks about engaging viewers in a one-minute sequence...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
22
 
 
Daniel Holden has been released after 20 years on death row after his conviction has been vacated – a crime he originally confessed to...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
19
 
 
In an interview on Fresh Air, Globalpost.com reporter Charles Sennott said, "Every time this happens, it's someone's hometown." He's right. This time, it happened in mine...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
18
 
 
Which Way is the Front Line from Here?: The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington illustrates the allure — and dangers — of war reporting...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
17
 
 
The next installment of Nature, The Mystery of Eels, may change your mind about the wet, slimy, snake-like eel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
15
 
 
Wonder Women! is a study of the evolution of fictional female heroines as powerful archetypes, and how these characters mirrored the changes real women demanded...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
10
 
 
Family Band: The Cowsills Story exposes the cracked foundation that supported a squeaky-clean American family image...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
6
 
 
AMC's Mad Men continues to mine the mod-pop sensibility of the Sixties, and wraps it around some seriously troubled people trying to navigate some enormous changes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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