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2014
Jul
17
 
 
For the time being, new FX comedies are probably constructed more or less from the Louie template. Married and You're the Worst, premiering Thursday don't have the vignetted, semi-surreal structures of Louis C.K.'s show, but the environments are the same...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
12
 
 
Last week, producer and series creator Ann Biderman was probably thinking she needed a baseball bat to get some Emmy attention for her Showtime drama Ray Donovan. And she knows one or two things about the persuasive use of that tough-guy device...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
12
 
 
There are more than a few parodies out there of True Detective and Matthew McConaughey's portrayal of detective and entranced atheist Rust Cohle. But this one, done by comic Jon Ruditz before this year's Oscars and amped up in a bad wig and mustache, takes a page out of the series plot...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
7
 
 
The Graham Norton Show has been a longtime TVWW fave, seemingly having cracked the formula for what makes a great 21st century talk show. The show has wrapped for the season, but here's a "Best of 2014" series of clips...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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