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2014
Aug
25
 
 
The Emmys are coming, and you’re certainly entitled to yawn if you’d like. Taking its turn in the four-network rotation, NBC will be carrying what they still like to call “Television’s Biggest Night..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
12
 
 
It’s been a struggle, both coming to grips with Robin Williams’ death and striving to say something that hasn’t been said already during this ongoing outpouring of grief and appreciation. I’ve settled on excerpts from four previous articles...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
8
 
 
The Knick, which delves deeply and often gruesomely into surgery circa 1900 at New York City’s poor-side-of-town Knickerbocker Hospital, is an impressive 10-episode series that throws Cinemax into the burgeoning mix of networks with Emmy-caliber dramas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
6
 
 
The narrative voice can be its own form of flogging throughout Episode 1 of Starz’s Outlander. By Episode 2, also sent for review, the action has picked up while all that off-camera droning has largely stifled itself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
1
 
 
The stars are well-known brand names. Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence are the front men for Partners, an odd couple-ish pairing of lawyers that premieres on Monday, Aug. 4th with back-to-back episodes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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