DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Oct
12
 
 

The arrival of Showtime’s The Affair, perhaps the year’s best new drama, is great news for quality TV fans. But it’s one more hour of great TV, on a night with so many already…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
10
 
 

I was asked by CNN.com if I had any reaction to the reports that Jon Stewart had been offered the hosting duties on NBC’s Meet the Press, and had declined. I did…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
5
 
 

Showtime’s Homeland burst onto the scene so forcefully that it won the Emmy Award for Best Drama Series its first year – then began to slide, markedly. But now it’s back, in more ways than one…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
3
 
 
Tonight’s guests include Ben Affleck, who’s here primarily to promote Gone Girl, but whose appearances on this show always have been thoughtful and quotable, and often surprising.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now avaialble on Amazon.

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

 

Dispatches From TVWW

 
 
 
 
 
 
The Letters of 'Victoria'
By David Hinckley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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