DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Jul
26
 
 

As I hope you realize by now, TVWW has been down all week, following a server crash and other technical nightmares. But we’re thrilled to report that, like the mythical Phoenix, or a baking loaf of bread, or the focus of a successful porn-film fluffer, we have risen…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
23
 
 
Tonight’s new episodes both feature repeat daters. David (Will Mellor), the lorry driver who had an awkward date with Mia in the opening episode, ends up dating again – an impromptu birthday date with Ellie (Montanna Thompson, pictured), who’s a lot younger than his just-turned-34. The next half hour features Erica (Gemma Chan, from Humans), who, last time we saw her, was dating a lesbian. This time, she’s dating a Callum (Greg McHugh).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
16
 
 

Contenders for this year’s Emmy Awards were announced Thursday, with some nice nominations, but also with a few snubs that can be summed up in a single word: AAAAAARGH!...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
16
 
 

In Rescue Me, Denis Leary was great at playing a flawed, flustered yet innately likable guy. In his new FX series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, he does it again – this time with music…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
16
 
 
Stephen Colbert is orbiting the desk of CBS’s Late Show, but isn’t scheduled to touch down until September. Meanwhile, every so often, he surfaces with a bit of video to remind us that he’s out there, and still very, very funny...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
10
 
 
Parts 5 and 6. This spoof miniseries concludes tonight, with one more last wrap-up soliloquy by bloated author and filmmaker Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell), and with the end of the story of  Fifties jazz musician turned amateur detective Rock Banyon (Michael K. Williams).
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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