DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Sep
18
 
 
Let’s first dispense with the night’s biggest winners before turning to the real headline-maker from Sunday’s 69th annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards on CBS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
15
 
 
Going against the grain of their usual approach, Ken Burns and producing partner Lynn Novick have seen to it that historians, sociologists, and other assorted academics are kept out of The Vietnam War. The history is still too recent and raw for that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
10
 
 
The Orville doesn’t lack for ambition or expense, or about violating any of the often laughably sacred “canon” from previous versions of Star Trek... on the contrary, The Orville is completely on its own. Which so far is the problem...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
10
 
 
Set in a thoroughly convincing, garbage-strewn mockup of 1971 New York City, The Deuce is the soiled saga of how the hardcore porn industry worked its way to legalization...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
9
 
 
As post-Mad Men careers go, Jon Hamm seemed like the prohibitive favorite to burst from the pack and stay out front. He hasn’t been hurting for work, but can’t keep up with Elisabeth Moss...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
5
 
 
Donald Trump’s election is the super-scary, aggressively unsubtle tipping point in FX’s seventh incarnation of American Horror Story...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
23
 
 
Kathy Bates is taking a break from American Horror Story to play the longtime proprietor of a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary in Netflix's new Disjointed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
18
 
 
Anybody still waiting for The Pivot to a “presidential” version of Donald Trump? Today’s Trump is pretty much a carbon copy of the guy who appeared before a hotel ballroom full of TV critics 10-and-a-half years ago...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
16
 
 
The rest of the cast oftentimes might just as well be cardboard cutouts. NBC’s Marlon, getting a belated late summer launch, is very much a vehicle for star and co-executive producer Marlon Wayans...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
15
 
 
Epix’s spanking new Get Shorty series comes from good bloodlines and has ample bloodletting amid its hard and soft toss one-liners...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post