DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
May
29
 
 

Never mind the veep. Is America ready for a female president? To anyone who lives outside the U.S. it’s a silly question...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
17
 
 
When I first learned of a Stanford University project to draw a literary “map of emotions” of 1890s Victorian London, at first I wanted to learn more. And then I thought of Penny Dreadful, and how it has affected and moved me...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
15
 
 

It had to happen. Even Bonanza and Gunsmoke had to call it quits eventually. Even so, breaking news from the network upfronts that next season of American Idol will be its swan song came as something of a shock...

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

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