DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Aug
30
 
 
David’s had his ups and downs this summer with a recent illness and continues to be on the glowing upswing. (He sends his regards from the lounger.)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
28
 
 
Those following HBO’s The Night Of are probably fans of the miniseries’ art direction — artfully out-of-focus and unsaturated scenes that convey the brooding, complex mood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
19
 
 
TVWW is generally (and scrupulously) apolitical, but given this election season, it’s hard not to have a little fun with Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
17
 
 
Political commentator John McLaughlin died yesterday, (Tuesday, August, 16) and many current political talk shows owe their popularity to the syndicated host...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
14
 
 
SNL has a long history of sports spoofs and this one from Andy Samberg was a javelin aimed at the then-upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
10
 
 
John Oliver of Last Week Tonight ran down the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Rio recently...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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