DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Jul
31
 
 
Renowned and even revered for its star-powered TV "press tour" panels, HBO shrunk to something of a Little Dipper with its Thursday afternoon/evening show and tell...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
30
 
 
No, it's not a soup kitchen because the food is way too good and the setting far too opulent...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
29
 
 
Trevor Noah's two-step program seemed daunting at first glance. And it had nothing to do with the mountain he'll soon be climbing as the new host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
28
 
 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- The summer Television Critics Association "press tour" began an edifying/jellifying two-and-a-half week run Tuesday with an unprecedented full-day presentation from the hottest non-TV network of our times. That would be Netflix...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
23
 
 
At last comes the origin story of the talking mixed vegetables can...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
18
 
 
Hey, it’s not all that bad. And in the coin of Spike TV’s realm, that equates to being pretty good. Tut is the young male-targeted network’s first original scripted drama since 2007, when Kill Point came and went...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
17
 
 

HBO and its most popular series ever, Game of Thrones, again led all networks and series in prime-time Emmy nominations announced Thursday. Each upped their totals from last year, with HBO nabbing 126 nods...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
15
 
 

It’s often a double-edged sword for fleshy comics playing sitcom dads. You’re expected to be pretty much a nincompoop... On the other hand you tend to get a svelte, smarter, comparative knockout for a TV wife...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
10
 
 
Given their prominence in Season 3’s strong opening episode of Masters of Sex, it’s of no small import to then see a climactic printed disclaimer that basically says, “Just pretending..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
9
 
 
Daring to range outside its 18-to-34-year-old target demographic, the CW network continues to invite praise instead of ridicule with the summertime British import Dates...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $20.

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