DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
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“I know why you’re happy tonight,” Bill Maher says at the opening of his Real Time monologue each week...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
18
 
 
The Americans has always had a keen sense of the past, but perhaps never more so than this season..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
17
 
 
This is what was trending on Google News the other day: “Blac Chyna is Pregnant: 6 Reasons Why Rob Kardashian Is Going to Be a Great Dad.” There are six reasons — at least — not to care, but that is where the media culture is today...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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2
 
 
Two episodes into Veep’s fifth term, one thing is clear: Life is unlikely to imitate Veep’s art in at least one important respect...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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