DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Aug
30
 
 
Okay, Aya Cash agrees, clinical depression isn’t the classic raw material for television comedy. But then last season the funniest thing happened to Gretchen Cutler, Cash’s character on the FXX comedy You’re the Worst: She outed her clinical depression and the show got better...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
29
 
 
HBO did one of two things Sunday with The Night Of: It either played us for suckers or set us up for another spin on a great thrill ride...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
27
 
 
If you only had time to watch one new show this summer and you picked HBO’s The Night Of, you made the right call...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
26
 
 
Amazon’s new drama The Kicks is cool enough for kids and reassuring enough for their parents...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
25
 
 
It’s a dark-humor gag in television that “diversity” means casting a black actor as the incongruous best friend of the lead actor in an otherwise all-white world. In that sense, Joseph Sikora’s Tommy Egan is the flip side...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
23
 
 
Steven Hill, who became well known as District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order, but whose acting career was guided even more by his religious faith, died Tuesday (8/23) in Monsey, N.Y....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
23
 
 
Pin Kings, the story of two high school wrestling buddies is one of those documentaries you wouldn’t believe if it hadn’t actually happened...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
23
 
 
In case you hadn’t noticed, LeBron James is working hard to be a lot more than just the guy who somehow stopped the Golden State Warriors and finally gave Cleveland another pro sports championship...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
21
 
 
After 16 days and approximately 482,394 hours of Olympics coverage on several thousand platforms, I have to say this about NBC and the Summer Games: More was less...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
19
 
 
You might think Jon Voight’s patriarch character in a Hallmark movie would be several galaxies removed from the patriarch he plays in Showtime’s dark drama Ray Donovan...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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