DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
2013
Jul
22
 
 
In many ways, High Tech, Low Life is a tale of what happens when old-guard, centralized government collides with the individualism of 21st-century technology...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
18
 
 
The Breaking Bad writers have been so great, we suspect their finale will be a lot better – and a lot more surprising – than ours. But that won't stop us from trying...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
10
 
 
There are plenty of unpleasant things going on, and around, a bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, but there's a lot of good storytelling, and great acting, to go around, too...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
8
 
 
What you see is what you get with W. Kamau Bell. He's often grinning, running to the punchline... all of which spilled through the telephone loud and clear late last month...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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