DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
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HBO's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, premiering Sunday night at 8 ET, is an extraordinary investigative documentary with the power to provoke anger, astonishment and any number of other strong emotions...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
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Brace yourself for American Crime. This is one brave-ass series. Which couldn’t be said for a good long while about a Big Four broadcast network drama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
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There’s no need to feel unduly sorry for Patricia Arquette. Yes, she’s the newly crowned Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner for Boyhood. And now, just when all these new doors are opening, she’s tied to a previous commitment to another formulaic CBS crime series. It’s a nice “problem” to have, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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