DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Mar
30
 
 
Mad Men soon returns for its final season in two weeks -- and maybe more interesting even than the saga of self-sabotaging Don Draper, the series may best be remembered as part of an American television evolution that saw enormous changes in what we watch, and how...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
22
 
 
Design and architecture often have been front and center on television over the past decade, due mostly to  waves of popular home improvement shows... the new PBS Cool Spaces takes a lively look at new cutting-edge public buildings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
20
 
 
The Muppets are going gangbusters in this year’s Muppets Most Wanted, smartly led by Tina Fey in the starring non-Muppet role. It’s Charlie Brown’s turn in 2015 with the upcoming CGI animated big-screen Peanuts feature...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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