DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

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Contributors

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

CANDACE KELLEY

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

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NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
Like most big stories, the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s was also a tragically large number of small stories, and director Cecilia Aldarondo has found a compelling one in Memories of A Penitent Heart...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
31
 
 
National Geographic’s Joel Sartore has photographed thousands of birds, animals, insect, fish, and other wildlife over the last quarter century. For a disturbing number of those species, Sartore’s photographs may soon be all we have left...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
30
 
 
For people who lived in New York in the mid-1970s, there has never been a more visceral example of homegrown terror than the Son of Sam case...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
28
 
 
If your sleep issue is that you don’t have enough nightmares, several episodes of HBO’s new Room 104 should be just the antidote you were looking for...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
28
 
 
June Foray was heard but not seen. Foray, who died Thursday in Los Angeles, just a few weeks short of her 100th birthday, provided the voices for hundreds of animated television and film characters over a career that spanned 10 decades...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
26
 
 
Thought-provoking and melancholy, like all good F. Scott Fitzgerald stories, The Last Tycoon delivers a good summer watch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
24
 
 
If after a few weeks of July heat you’re ready to cool off with a Christmas movie, the Canadian series Murdoch Mysteries has a candidate as inviting as a plate of tree-shaped sugar cookies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
24
 
 
Midnight, Texas, is an outsider’s town where you go when the rest of the world feels too complicated. Midnight, Texas is also a new NBC summer TV series where you might go if you think the rest of television is too easy to understand...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
24
 
 
HBO won the Princess Diana anniversary sweepstakes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
23
 
 
Pointing out that there are too many shark shows on television is like pointing out that there are too many Starbucks. And now it’s midsummer, which means it’s shark season on your TV screen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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