DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2016
Oct
6
 
 
The upcoming American Masters: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You will be airing on PBS Tuesday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
3
 
 
The recent Morton Downey, Jr. documentary helped trace the roots of conflict TV... but Best of Enemies gets it right, telling the tale of one of the most influential left-right face-offs...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
2
 
 
Alec Baldwin has assumed the role of Donald Trump for the presidential sketches on SNL this fall, and maybe after, if needed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
22
 
 
Hillary Clinton has shown up on the latest release of Funny or Die's Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and you can cut the stillness with a knife...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
5
 
 
Fans of Michael K. Williams will remember him most recently as Freddy, the jailhouse king in HBO’s The Night Of and from equally dark turns in Boardwalk Empire and The Wire...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
30
 
 
David’s had his ups and downs this summer with a recent illness and continues to be on the glowing upswing. (He sends his regards from the lounger.)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
28
 
 
Those following HBO’s The Night Of are probably fans of the miniseries’ art direction — artfully out-of-focus and unsaturated scenes that convey the brooding, complex mood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
19
 
 
TVWW is generally (and scrupulously) apolitical, but given this election season, it’s hard not to have a little fun with Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
17
 
 
Political commentator John McLaughlin died yesterday, (Tuesday, August, 16) and many current political talk shows owe their popularity to the syndicated host...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
14
 
 
SNL has a long history of sports spoofs and this one from Andy Samberg was a javelin aimed at the then-upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Eric Gould

Associate Editor

Eric Gould is a writer in Boston. With prior stints in art, music, photography and design under his belt, he casts a wide net across the media pool fishing for the smart, the surprising and the oddly compelling. He is also the DVD review editor for TVWW. Email him at gould@tvworthwatching.com

 
 

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.

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

 
 

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