DAVID BIANCULLI

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
2015
Oct
31
 
 
Despite the buckets of blood and gallons of gore, a viewer can die laughing while wallowing in Ash vs Evil Dead...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
29
 
 
Blasting the “lame stream,” media has long been a favorite pastime of the GOP. But this time there’s a strong case to be made...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
28
 
 
Believe it or not, this has nothing to do with Donald Trump’s politics, but it has everything to do with NBC’s remarkable inconsistency...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
26
 
 
For this to fly (sorry), the title character in CBS’ Supergirl must be cast just right. Mission accomplished in this first full-fledged TV outing for Superman’s cousin...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
17
 
 
"Two years. Where you been?" Jesse Stone's therapist/sounding board asks him in the opening minutes of movie No. 9. "Fighting crime," Stone answers -- as usual...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
16
 
 
Note to readers: The feature film Truth, starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as CBS News producer Mary Mapes, opens on Friday, Oct. 16. It’s based on Mapes’ 2005 book, Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
14
 
 
EDITOR’S NOTE: Dallas-based critic Ed Bark uses the Dallas-Fort Worth [D-FW] market to show why stations around the country are still vitally concerned about "overnight" Nielsen numbers instead of total viewership...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
12
 
 
The CW’s only new fall series is unabashedly “girly” and probably not for anyone with a “Man Cave” mentality and/or a strong aversion to show tunes. But Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s bright, sprightly premiere is another step up in quality...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
12
 
 
Superlatives are in order and they shall be showered on FX’s Fargo. Season 2’s iteration of the near-legendary 1996 movie is by far the cream of the fall series crop...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
10
 
 
Bracingly bold and well told, BBC America’s The Last Kingdom has the added plusses of being breathtakingly shot and very capably acted out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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