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2014
Oct
31
 
 
Olive Kitteridge...contains itself within a four-hour miniseries -- and is better for it. The miniseries basically spans 25 years, beginning with Olive (Frances McDormand) preparing to end it all before backtracking a quarter-century
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
23
 
 
Anything can happen and an awful lot does in NBC’s first episode of Constantine. Friday’s crazily paced, head-spinning premiere may be elementary to those familiar with the Hellblazer DC Comics series on which it’s based. Most viewers won’t be so versed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
13
 
 
As sitcom setups go, the opening minutes of NBC’s Marry Me may be the best you’ll see this season -- on a new or returning series. It’s a brilliantly conceived rant and recant introduction of principal characters Jake and Annie (Ken Marino, Casey Wilson)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
13
 
 
A luminous young star can work wonders for any premise. Which Gina Rodriguez does as the title character in The CW’s Jane the Virgin. She’s arguably the most engaging newcomer of the fall season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
8
 
 
American Horror Story’s fourth installment, subtitled Freak Show, premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 8th. Expect to reap a wealth of depravity and disfigurement during what very much looks to be the best reincarnation yet of a bold, disturbing franchise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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.

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