DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Dec
6
 
 
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has had a tough season, first getting sidelined with a fractured collarbone in September and the same injury last month ended his 2015 season. But it’s not all bad. James Corden who comes over for a sleepover to see if they can become best friends, the way Corden used to do it as a kid...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
8
 
 
We’re stepping away from television into current film news this week but with good reason: one of our most memorable television actors, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is stepping into one of the most memorable Hollywood true stories — the blacklisting of novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
5
 
 

Of course, TVWW is jumping on the Trump comedy bandwagon this week as his Saturday Night Live appearance nears. Here's a bit from Jimmy Kimmel Live, putting together all of The Donald's impromptu sound effects during campaign appearances...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
23
 
 
Once in a while there’s just a plain, documentary shot that’s mesmerizing. This silent clip is one of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s visionary and eerie wind-blown walking sculptures, which make a marriage of art and technology...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
11
 
 
Seth Meyers has reportedly dropped his monologue opening of NBC's Late Night, instead beginning the show the past couple of nights with news behind his desk...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
8
 
 
The old late night guard is definitely departing and the young guns are taking over. Here’s Jon Stewart introducing new correspondent Trevor Noah to Daily Show viewers last December (before he was announced as Stewart’s replacement 3 months later)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
5
 
 
Once in a while we have to admit the commercials are sometimes more entertaining than the programs — and that the ad men, much like their Mad Men forefathers, are the funniest guys in the room. Case in point is new Dr Pepper pitch character “Little Sweet"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
29
 
 
Here's Jimmy Kimmel, during last night's monologue (Tuesday, July 28), giving his thoughts on the Minnesota dentist who allegedly illegally killed Cecil, a well-known favorite lion who had been lured off a Zimbabwe wildlife preserve...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
12
 
 
It’s the end of the season for Graham Norton and that means a new clip reel of his top 10 moments, including Seth MacFarlane doing “Cindyoke” — sitting alongside Cindy Lauper and singing her “True Colors” with the best of Family Guy’s Peter Griffin’s improv style...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
11
 
 
Maybe with the economy up the last five years, we’re doing better, more secure — and more inclined to get the bejesus scared out of us as a form of entertainment...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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