DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Dec
20
 
 
Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show signed off on Friday (Dec 19) after ten years on the air, closing out a memorable week as Ferguson and robot sidekick Geoff Peterson (Josh Robert Thompson) sent the show off with some great sketches...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
11
 
 
President Kennedy was apparently a hell of a lot more imaginative than we thought. Syfy's new miniseries has him covertly approving a starship to fly to a nearby star system and colonize a new world...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
7
 
 
Vince Gilligan’s spin-off about the backstory of Breaking Bad crook lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), Better Call Saul, is officially premiering Sunday, February 8 on AMC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
16
 
 
Snobs who look down on television ought to see it through the eyes of those who have never had it and yearn to see it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
29
 
 
So, granted, the upcoming biopic of Dylan Thomas won’t be a family night of TV, with all manner of self-sabotage...  it’s hard to think of a reason to watch Thomas’s last destructive days – except for his incomparable poems...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
27
 
 
We are big fans of alt-rock OK Go’s music video brand – stunning productions all done, unbelievably, in one take. They’re back with “I Won’t Let You Down” which uses drone cameras and gyroscopic unicycles, among other things...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
25
 
 
Since Supreme Court sessions can’t be televised, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently proposed a new method for reenacting proceedings devised to get viewers to pay attention to the droll matters of the law...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
17
 
 
Finishing up its first season tonight on Cinemax, The Knick has been graphic, violent, grim... and a unique director's vision that's good news for TV audiences...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
16
 
 
There will be a new complete series collection of Reno 911 coming out next monthThe 2003-09 Comedy Central series parodied COPS-like police reality shows in a mockumentary, single-camera style with the actors improvising a lot of the dialogue...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
12
 
 
Bill Hader returned to SNL as host last night and, of course, our most anticipated moment was the return of Stefon, the accidental New York City tour guide for "Weekend Update." The hipster character recommends outsider, inappropriate nightclubs...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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