DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Jun
29
 
 
You may not have noticed that one of the biggest success stories over the last seven years of television finished its run Tuesday night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
Power lives up to its title as the fourth season opens, hitting the mean streets at 90 miles an hour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
Stefanie Martini makes stepping into Helen Mirren’s shoes almost look effortless in the new prequel to the classic Prime Suspect series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
24
 
 
Here’s the brightest TV news from the last couple of weeks: Luther is coming back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
23
 
 
The new Netflix series GLOW has an almost eerie kinship to Lifetime’s surprise hit UnREAL...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
23
 
 
As an increasing number of viewers get comfortable streaming their TV shows, along comes a new service that offers a new batch of British programming...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
19
 
 
The new murder mystery Loch Ness introduces us to some monsters who live around Scotland’s most famous lake and, alas, are not mythological...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
19
 
 
Two of the best shows on TV wrap up their current seasons this week, Fargo on FX and Better Call Saul on AMC, and I’ve spent several weeks trying to figure out why my reactions toward them are so different...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
18
 
 
Behind a title that could mean almost anything, the new PBS drama My Mother and Other Strangers rivetingly portrays several of the 10,000 human consequences of war...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
18
 
 
The new season of PBS’s delightful murder mystery Grantchester starts off by replenishing a bit of Grantchester’s population. The third season, which premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, starts with a birth rather than a death...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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