DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

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GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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GABRIELA TAMARIZ

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Feb
27
 
 
You can walk down the street of almost any American town and see a thousand people who look like Bill Paxton...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
27
 
 
A new Smithsonian Channel special makes such a strong case for former President Barack Obama’s speechmaking skills that it’s frustrating the special doesn’t include more of them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
27
 
 
Acorn TV’s latest import, Code of a Killer, defies most rules of contemporary TV crime drama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
26
 
 
Just because you loved the movie franchise Taken doesn’t mean you can take it easy when you watch NBC’s new quasi-prequel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
25
 
 
Before we learn whether La La Land sweeps the Oscars Sunday night (ABC, 8:30 p.m. ET), let’s put it in a little context...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
The Blacklist: Redemption starts with the premise that a bunch of bad people are trying to save themselves...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
In an early scene from Amazon’s new series Patriot, our hero John Tavner catches up with another guy who has interviewed for a job Tavner wants. Tavner exchanges a few pleasantries with him and then calmly pushes him in front of a moving truck...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
23
 
 
The independent record business of the early 1950s was as crazy as the music was wonderful, and CMT’s new series Sun Records captures that spirit...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
20
 
 
Jimmy Smits doesn’t see his presidential candidate character on Fox’s 24: Legacy reflecting any real-life political figures. He seems a little relieved by that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
19
 
 
If the last thing you need is one more place where you have to buy a TV show, then you’d probably be delighted if the first original drama on CBS All Access, The Good Fight, were a piece of junk. Sorry. It’s not...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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