DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Jan
11
 
 
Season 4 of HBO’s Girls opens with a shocker of a scene. At dinner with her oft-scolding parents, Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) is giggly, even giddy. Don’t get used to it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
10
 
 
For quite a while, HBO’s Togetherness looks as though it could be exceptional. But halfway through, in an episode subtitled “Kick the Can,” it begins to falter and lose its way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
7
 
 
Never mind all the machinations and deceptions involved in orchestrating the next big hit record on Empire. What fourth place Fox really needs is the next big hit TV series... So it’s poured on the promotion for this Lee Daniels-created saga...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
3
 
 
Galavant, an eight-episode musical comedy with back-to-back half hours on Sundays through January, may have problems gaining ratings traction. But that won’t be for lack of trying -- or entertainment value...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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