DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
May
31
 
 
Animal Planet's new Treehouse Masters may be MTV Cribs for Arborists or a Lifestyles of the Rich and Nesting. It's also an affront to architecture...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
28
 
 
Mad Men has always explored the lurking subconscious within, and the last couple of weeks have been a Freudian romp...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
22
 
 
When you look at the long lists of songwriters showcased in the documentary Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, it's hard to argue with the film's premise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
19
 
 
Sunday DVR programming has always been a problem of triage, and that gets even more difficult tonight thanks to Anthony Bourdain, who makes an intrepid jaunt to Libya...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
11
 
 
The PBS special on architecture isn't all about buildings that are the most beautiful or dramatic, but buildings so game-changing they forever altered the home and workplace...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
7
 
 
Wayne White's world, newly revealed on DVD, is an infectious collision of inspiration, motivation and never-ending curiosity...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
3
 
 
Do we really need another alienated, middle-aged misanthrope, no matter how clever? Actually, there might be room for one more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

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