DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Jun
30
 
 
It didn’t take a lot of persuading to get Robert Kelly to sign on for FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. "I’m the drummer in a rock band?," says Kelly. "Denis Leary is writing it? It’s on FX? I am f—ing in."...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
30
 
 
If you got held up in traffic, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of shark action left this week on your television set...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
28
 
 
It’s so heartening to know that in this turbulent world of uncertainty we can count on a few foundational constants...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
26
 
 
PBS has hit the right note by bringing back Dancing on the Edge, a BBC series that first aired in the U.S. on Starz in 2013...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
26
 
 
Showtime’s new dramedy Roadies isn’t unlike a rock concert. If the sound feels right and you’re having a good time, you don’t worry whether each note is perfect...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
Outrageous excess is the least we expect from USA’s new drama Queen of the South, and to its credit, the first episode delivers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
Television’s fascination with disappeared children takes a dark, intense turn in Thirteen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
22
 
 
So this prominent, respectable New England family has to cover up inconvenient details of an awful crime, because someone’s running for high political office and those details could derail those aspirations...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
20
 
 
The title of Lifetime’s hit drama is UnREAL, not Impossible...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
19
 
 
Elephants are equipped to survive every challenge except us. But because we slaughter close to a hundred elephants every day to sell their tusks for the ivory, it’s possible the elephant might not survive at all...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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