DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Apr
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ABC’s Family Tools is to comedy what a chainsaw is to birthday cake cutting. It doesn’t work well and makes a mess...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
25
 
 
There’s a sense throughout that a long-term investment will at best yield the equivalent of a penny slot machine payoff. And yet I watched the whole 13-episode first season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
19
 
 
Mary and Martha is a film with star power and staying power. It won’t surprise you with its outcome — but it may well have more of an impact than anticipated...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
17
 
 
It’s Robert Redford on the phone for a five-minute one-on-one interview about Discovery Channel’s upcoming documentary All the President’s Men Revisited...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
17
 
 
The voice: unsurpassed. The diction: letter-perfect. The run at the top: unparalleled. Pat Summerall announced some of the greatest games ever played...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
14
 
 
Syfy is touting the launch of Defiance as a transmedia event, with the release of both the original TV series and a multi-platform video game...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
12
 
 

Louis C.K. shoots from the lip and keeps scoring. The beauty is the seeming ease with which he does this. And the knowledge of how hard it really is...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
11
 
 
Forget about those familiar portraits of an old, fulsomely bearded Da Vinci. Starz's Da Vinci's Demons presents Leonardo as a dashing, glib-tongued action hero with an eye for the ladies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
8
 
 
Annette’s fellow Mouseketeers also had their moments. But her attributes, both talent-wise and otherwise, took her to another level that never really leveled off...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
4
 
 
Jay Leno officially and unwillingly walked the plank Wednesday, ceding The Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon on a yet to be announced date in spring 2014...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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