DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Apr
29
 
 
The most poignant highlight of this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame HBO special wasn’t part of this year’s induction night at all. It’s a clip of the late Prince at his own 2004 Hall of Fame induction, talking briefly about his music, and then playing lead guitar on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
29
 
 
For better or worse, NBC’s Game of Silence is looking like the latest TV show where less would have been more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
28
 
 
When Donald Trump sits down with Megyn Kelly for her May 17 prime-time special on Fox, it will be interesting to see whether he still calls her “sick” and “crazy.” Those are a couple of the many things he’s called her on Twitter over the last few months...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
25
 
 
AMC may be hungering for another great show, but it’s not a disgrace that the revolutionary war spy drama Turn: Washington’s Spies has become simply a good one...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
24
 
 
Rebellion takes on a task almost as impossible as Irish nationalists trying to throw the British out of their country in 1916...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
23
 
 
Once upon a time, sports memorabilia was a fun little incidental sideline for kids. Your favorite player signed a baseball. Cool!...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
22
 
 

[Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for numerous series.] Whichever unfortunate character died earlier this month on The Walking Dead, he or she will have a lot of company in television Valhalla...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
21
 
 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt makes it seem so easy to create an endearing sitcom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
19
 
 
Most TV specials and documentaries on dark, troubling, long-unsolved historical mysteries end up like Geraldo Rivera’s infamous special on Al Capone’s vault: They ride in with a loud splashy come-on and end up revealing a great big fistful of nothing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
19
 
 
Containment is as close as you’ll get to an antidote for Walking Dead withdrawal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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