DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2013
Aug
30
 
 
Imagine, if you will, watching the collected Twilight Zone episodes, many for the first time, looking for clues – in the stories as well as introductions – about your own father…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Aug
28
 
 
It’s the end of August – a last chance to, among other things, dive into fun summer reads. Here at TVWW, that means recent books about TV, which we review starting today…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Aug
26
 
 

This week, NPR’s Fresh Air devotes a week of shows to late-night TV hosts and history – which has me thinking about friendships, and careers, and a just-departed dear friend…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Aug
21
 
 

If you stopped, or never started, watching Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, pick it up now. Sunday’s upcoming episode on HBO is as crisp and clever as vintage The West Wing…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Aug
10
 
 

I won’t “spoil” Sunday’s return episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad by divulging the plot. The resumption of the story line, though, begins with a brilliant echo worth saluting…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Aug
8
 
 

Larry David may or may not be re-upping for another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm – but for now, he’s starring in a new HBO movie that’s pure David. In other words, pure hilarity…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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