DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Nov
24
 
 
As part of a BBC special hosted by Graham Norton, producers rounded up nine Adele impersonators, supposedly to audition for a reality show. They’re a varied lot... including one extremely nervous woman introduced as Jenny...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
18
 
 
People waking up Wednesday morning to news that police had raided an apartment in the Paris suburbs, and killed two terrorists, were perhaps not surprised, if they had seen this Monday night introduction to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
15
 
 
Stephen Colbert pondered the blurry line between art and porn on TV after the recent $170 million sale for Modigliani’s painting “Nu Couche”, which depicts a nude woman lying on a couch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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...

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
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