DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Sep
15
 
 
There will be scores of community talk-backs associated with the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick opus The Vietnam War that starts Sunday on PBS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
14
 
 
Better Things is even better as its second season starts tonight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
12
 
 
For the fifth year in a row, the Washington NFL team began its season with a loss Sunday. No news here: it looks like it might be another long season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
11
 
 
My Love, Don’t Cross That River is a simple and profoundly moving examination of a couple that’s been together 75 years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
11
 
 
The new "Steve", produced by NBC Television that debuted Tuesday has less of advice and more of the celebrity interviews and desk humor that are the staples of late night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
3
 
 
A new two hour David Lynch film premieres on cable tonight... that it is also the two-hour season finale of Twin Peaks: The Return should not dampen enthusiasm a whit.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
1
 
 
American Masters steps away tonight from the kind of old time cultural heroes they usually profile to a more unusual contemporary figure in the midst of his career — indie filmmaker Richard Linklater...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
28
 
 
Today, TVWW welcomes veteran TV critic, to the fold: Roger Catlin, formerly of the Hartford Courant, who now writes for Smithsonian magazine and other publications, including his own website... Meet our very smart, extremely friendly readers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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