DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
May
31
 
 
One of the intriguing things about Ryan Wheeler, says Matt Lauria, is that Ryan raises life’s big questions without thinking about them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
29
 
 
The Memorial Day film feature on PBS Monday night started as an upbeat documentary on how some military veterans find farming can be valuable therapy for PTSD...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
26
 
 
The toughest thing with the Brit drama Delicious may be figuring what to call it. For the moment, let’s go with psycho-soap...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
24
 
 
It’s been a relief but no surprise to fans of FXX’s Archer this season that our hero Sterling Archer has been as offensive and insensitive in 1947 as he always used to be in the 2010s...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
23
 
 
The most powerful 20 minutes of television Tuesday night are also likely to be the most somber: a catch-up report for the American audience on the pedophilia scandal that began rattling British football last November...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
22
 
 
If you enjoy silly walks, broad mugging, extended triple-takes – which, we might stress, are not derogatory terms in the world of British sitcoms – you may quite enjoy Count Arthur Strong...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
21
 
 
Joanne Froggatt wanted a different kind of role after playing the saintly Anna Bates on Downton Abbey. With Dark Angel, she found it... she plays Mary Ann Cotton, a 19th century serial killer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
20
 
 
Just when you may have thought the Bernie Madoff story couldn’t get any sadder, along comes HBO’s The Wizard of Lies, which shows that the real Madoff was far too often a cruel bully who delighted in taunting and humiliating those around him...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
18
 
 

It’s been a harrowing year for Susan Blommaert’s Mr. Kaplan on NBC’s The Blacklist, and it’s not over yet. In fact, Blommaert jokes, she may need another bottle of wine to get to the finish line...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
18
 
 
The television legacy of Roger Ailes is as impressive as his personal conduct seemed to be deplorable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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