DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

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LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

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Contributors

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Apr
26
 
 
It’s become all too easy, and oftentimes preachy, to filter many a new or prominent returning TV series through the prism of Donald Trump’s divisive presidency...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
25
 
 
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to quickly divine both the production values and the heightened characterizations in the National Geographic channel’s humanizing of Albert Einstein...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
25
 
 
Many of the usual suspects are present and accounted for in this latest sitcom about a dysfunctional TV newsroom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
Henrietta Lacks, a young black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951, had been unheard of and unheralded for decades until a writer named Rebecca Skloot became “obsessed” with her game-changing cells...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
19
 
 
The Sharknado-like fish storm from Season 1 of Fargo and Season 2’s eventually pivotal flying saucers might be slightly less swervy than the outlandish/cartoonish first on-camera killing in Season 3’s extended opening episode...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
19
 
 
The Murdoch brothers and their father have officially performed last rites on Bill O’Reilly and his long-standing hit Fox News Channel show, The O’Reilly Factor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
14
 
 
Entering Season 6, HBO’s Veep has reached a stage where its title is a misnomer in league with CBS’ long-running 48 Hours or the recently deceased Cougar Town...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
10
 
 
When speculating on whether Bill O’Reilly might survive his latest round of sexual harassment allegations, don’t forget to factor in the long-ago but still relevant experience of a current Fox News Channel colleague...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
It really would be best for all concerned to never ever believe that a prominent TV character is truly dead.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
30
 
 
True or false: The truth is out there. Answer: Basically false these days...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.  For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 

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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