DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Mar
29
 
 

I hope you get a kick out of The Walking Dead’s season finale this weekend, I really do. I myself won’t enjoy it — at least, not as much as I might have. A casual acquaintance of mine gave away the ending...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
29
 
 
For those viewers, readers and moviegoers who don’t have to be first-on-their-block to know that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father (sorry!), or that taking a bite out of the apple in the Garden of Eden was a really bad idea...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
21
 
 
Even legends die eventually. Or, as hapless waiter Manuel of Fawlty Towers would have said, “hee-vent-whally.” This past week, the U.K. newspaper The Guardian reported that the rustic, seaside hotel that inspired John Cleese’s classic comedy Fawlty Towers, has been demolished...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
13
 
 
The singing-competition shows are all about moments — and memories —  and American Idol and The Voice have had their share in the last couple of weeks, in what is turning out to be memorable seasons for both shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
7
 
 
Super Tuesday wasn’t so super for old-school traditionalists. Super Saturday was no better. This is now a Donald Trump world. You’re just living in it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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