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2017
Jan
30
 
 
If you’re happy with TV crime procedurals where the bad guys get nailed and justice wins in a crisp 42 minutes, don’t bother watching the latest incarnation of Witness for the Prosecution when it debuts on Acorn TV Monday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
30
 
 
Warren Buffett is the kind of guy who gives the super-rich a good name. That’s probably America’s dominant perception of a man worth about $63 billion...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
30
 
 
Before he announces his Supreme Court nominee on live TV Tuesday night, President Trump might want to have someone on his staff Google Megan Walker...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
27
 
 
A Zelda Fitzgerald series is a wonderful and welcome thing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
26
 
 
Tell Laura I love her...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
26
 
 
The CW’s new high school drama Riverdale should be sponsored by Red Bull, because chugging a six-pack may be the only way to keep up with it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
25
 
 
Let’s put it this way. If you were starting a fantasy law firm for the USA drama Suits, your first pick wouldn’t be a lawyer. It would be Donna Paulsen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
24
 
 
Now here’s a song we’ve all heard before. It’s about artists whose lives are sensational on stage and chaotic everywhere else...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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"...

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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