DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Mar
22
 
 
Broadcast television has another strong, compelling and troubling entry in the limited-series game with Fox’s Shots Fired...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
22
 
 
About the only way things could have gotten hotter on Fox’s Empire would be if they set the whole thing on fire...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
17
 
 
A steady stream of small lovely details make Acorn TV’s latest import, Striking Out, a delightful short-run lawyer drama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
16
 
 
A lot of television shows stick around too long. Mercy Street is leaving too soon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
15
 
 
On the delicate matter of having every minute of our private lives monitored by cameras and computers these days, it could be fairly said we’re sending at least one mixed signal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
15
 
 
Sundance’s Hap and Leonard returns for a second season Wednesday and provides more reasons this series should not be flying under the radar...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
14
 
 
Every time you start to get annoyed at NBC’s new sitcom Trial & Error, you think how much the creators obviously love the immortal film My Cousin Vinny and you back off...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
11
 
 
To the credit of ABC and creator John Ridley, American Crime is still tackling the tough ones and not pretending any solution is easy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
8
 
 
Noah Hawley says one of his primary inspirations for writing the FX sci-fi series Legion was Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. But Jean Smart suggests she was more inspired by another classic rock band of that era: Blind Faith...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
8
 
 
Perhaps contrary to its title, the Syfy space drama The Expanse, in its own way, shrinks the universe...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $20.

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