DAVID BIANCULLI

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
2017
Aug
12
 
 
Endeavour is back. Dark clouds hang over Oxford as a new season of cerebral murders begins...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
5
 
 
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger has fought this battle before, and come out of it in one piece. That doesn’t mean the fight for public broadcasting will end the same way this time, though, she warned...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
3
 
 
As you are probably well-aware by now, the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour is just past the midway point in Beverly Hills, CA...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Judging from early reviews in the UK, Top of the Lake: China Girl, New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s follow-up to her eerie, heartbreaking Top of the Lake, wrings an almost cinematic beauty out of Sydney, Australia’s seedy cityscape...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
30
 
 
The look of a show, its very feel, is as much a signature of that show as the way it’s put together, the way the story is told...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
29
 
 
Rob Lowe insists he’s not a paranormal investigator. More like a weekend warrior...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
28
 
 
Niecy Nash and Michelle Dockery come from vastly different worlds...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
27
 
 
When the line between a real-life comedian and the character he plays on television blurs, it should be no surprise when people draw connections between the two, wanted or unwanted...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
26
 
 
After just a few hours, the press conferences at the semi-annual meeting of the Television Critics Association take on the familiarity of a well-worn talk show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
21
 
 
Old news: the new Doctor Who will be played by a female actor for the first time in the franchise’s history... More interesting thing, though, judging from fans’ response on Twitter and other social media sites, was not so much the announcement as the reaction...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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