DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Feb
22
 
 
No one needs and feeds off the “enemy of the American People” more than the man who designated certain TV networks and a newspaper as such. And in fairness, they may need him even more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
19
 
 
Lately, there’s no such thing as a free, new top quality drama on CBS. Instead, you’ll have to pay for it. The network’s recently launched streaming service, CBS All Access, gets serious this Sunday with its first original series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
19
 
 
HBO’s Crashing looks at New York’s oft-dispiriting stand up comic sub-world, with Pete Holmes playing himself and determined to make it after all...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
17
 
 
Ample wine is consumed, but the glasses figuratively are half-empty in HBO’s very moody and sometimes draining Big Little Lies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
15
 
 
Here comes Katherine Heigl again. All hasn’t gone as planned since she left Grey’s Anatomy in 2010 with the idea of becoming a movie star...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
8
 
 
Even David Lynch might be stunned into submission by the beautifully hypnotic weirdness of Legion...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
4
 
 
At its very best, 24 rocked around its clock and remains Fox’s lone Emmy winner in the Best Drama Series category. That was for Season 5 back in 2006, when the show also logged its best Nielsen ratings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
Getting grossed out by the first episode of Santa Clarita Diet is perfectly understandable. But don’t touch that dial, or whatever else you’re touching these days...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
2
 
 
CBS remains more set in its ways than a Bill Belichick press conference. he great majority of its drama series are crime-driven, and it’s still the only Big Four broadcast network clinging to laugh tracks -- with the lone exception of Life In Pieces...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
1
 
 
It’s possible, although not very probable, that superhero fatigue will set in at some point in our likely distant futures...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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