DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
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30
 
 
The late Grant Tinker is being remembered today as a man who brought out the best in television, and his legacy supports that almost mystical accolade. It’s worth adding, however, that Tinker also lived in the real TV world, where your whole menu can’t be shiitake mushroom soufflés. Sometimes you also need burgers and fries or you won’t stay in business. When Tinker died Monday at the age of 90, the gems of his career deserved everything that’s being said about
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
29
 
 
Incorporated's Julia Ormond talks about Syfy's unsettling vision of a future in which cold, soulless mega-corporations rule what’s left of the world for the benefit of a select elite...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
29
 
 
It’s way too common for a TV show to start off strong and soon be running on empty. But a select few shows have a less dynamic opening and then get good. This season, that small group includes NBC’s This Is Us...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
28
 
 
The promise that Marxism would level the playing field of human dignity never quite worked out for the LGBTQ community in Cuba. Until they found a friend in a high place: Mariela Castro, a member of the National Assembly and also, oh yes, the daughter of President Raul Castro...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
25
 
 
The death of Florence Henderson draws the curtain a little further on the Good Old Days of television Moms...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
25
 
 
Once we’ve all enjoyed our Thanksgiving feasts, National Geographic Wild will remind us how food consumption works elsewhere in the animal kingdom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
25
 
 
Sean Gunn was all-in for the Gilmore Girls reunion, which doesn’t mean there weren’t a few anxious moments when it actually happened...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
23
 
 
The new telemovie adaptation of the beloved novel, further solidifies Thanksgiving’s reputation as one of TV’s last remaining safe places...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
23
 
 
A new PBS special on the sinking of the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor finds a tiny ray of sunshine in a terrible story...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
21
 
 
TBS’s new offbeat comedy Search Party starts with the bad news and then starts getting better...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 avaialble on Amazon.

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