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2015
Feb
28
 
 

Keep the title in mind. It’s The Last Man On Earth, not the last human. So if you’re wondering what star Will Forte is going to do with all that post-apocalyptic time on his hands...well, there’s no need for that. Not even in the short run...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
28
 
 

The media hounds are omnipresent in the first two episodes of ABC’s Secrets and Lies. Not the “Social Media” ones, but the traditional pack of salivating, question-shouting curs. They bedevil “person of interest” Ben Crawford...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
27
 
 
With the new WEtv series Sex Box, TV critics are given more big, juicy low-hanging fruit to feast on than a giraffe in an apple orchard...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
18
 
 
The Odd Couple has already greatly succeeded as a Broadway play, a hit movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau and a long-running TV series with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. CBS’ The Odd Couple is more in line with ABC’s The New Odd Couple, a deservedly short-lived 1982 sitcom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
10
 
 
For years, Williams augmented his anchoring of the NBC Nightly News with laugh-seeking guest appearances on late night talk shows and a hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. Now it seems as if the whole world is laughing at his expense. Can he survive? Should he survive?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
6
 
 
Can true crime trump even True Detective? When it’s told this compellingly, you can make a very strong case...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
4
 
 
ABC has a history of rewinding to the formative years of kids who survived their nuclear family upbringings without self-imploding. Next up is Fresh Off the Boat, the saga of chunky Eddie Huang’s fish-out-of-water travails, circa 1995...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post