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2017
Jan
23
 
 
The Witness may be the last thing the mainstream media’s reputation needs right about now...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 

Josh Radnor describes his Dr. Jed Foster character in the Civil War drama Mercy Street as an “optimistic cynic.” “Optimistic about the future of medicine,” says Radnor. “Cynical about human nature"...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 
Homeland’s comfort zone lies right where things get most uncomfortable, says executive producer and director Lesli Linka Glatter....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
If there’s a run on facial tissues at your local grocery store this week, here’s one explanation: Beaches is back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
19
 
 
The most heartbreaking show on television is a comedy. Okay, a really dark comedy. The happier news is that FX’s Baskets is also one of the best shows on television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
16
 
 
Smithsonian’s new Rock ‘N’ Roll Inventions series offers a technology tour that leaves you hungry to hear more of the music that inspired it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
Fifteen years after 9/11, it’s probably time for a report card on how we’ve done with our response – and Showtime’s Homeland is raising the possibility we’ve taken some serious missteps...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
First Queen Victoria lost her spot as the longest-reigning British monarch to Queen Elizabeth II. Now the same Elizabeth may be crowding into Victoria’s television spotlight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
We may not have much meaningful film of Britain’s Queen Victoria, who died in 1901, but Daisy Goodwin says she left an equally revealing imprint: a lifetime of handwritten letters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
14
 
 
Right up front, Amazon’s new crime drama Sneaky Pete follows a small-time con man who’s trying to avoid getting himself and his brother killed by a much more hard-core bad guy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 avaialble on Amazon.

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