DAVID BIANCULLI

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2017
Jan
21
 
 
Wanna get away from it all without succumbing to the slogan of a certain airline? Lifetime’s re-do of Beaches provides a suitably weepy, sometimes sappy, overall entertaining escape...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
18
 
 
Could it be true, though, that this dourest of FX comedies also sucker punches its loyalists with a little heart and humanity? Yes, that’s right...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
15
 
 
At the close of Homeland’s Season 5, CIA heroine Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) seemingly pulled the plug on the comatose Peter Quinn after reading his love letter to her. But the room brightened as she did so, signaling something or other...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
14
 
 
Holy smokes, what will American audiences make of The Young Pope, which already has been underway in Italy since late October?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
10
 
 
Tom Hardy conveys menace with the ease of Jimmy Fallon conveying love to any and all of his late night guests. So that’s certainly not the problem with FX’s explicitly profane Taboo...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
It’s highly unfortunate, to say the least, that startling events prompted HBO to move up the premiere of this intimate documentary. It’s also commendable to do so...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
6
 
 
Skepticism prevailed when Norman Lear let it be known, at a summer 2015 Television Critics Association panel, that “we’re talking about doing a Latina version of One Day At a Time. That could happen.” Yeah, like that was gonna happen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
6
 
 
NBC’s visually striking Game of Oz, er, Emerald City (Fri., 9 p.m. ET), is about cutthroat power-seekers and their oft-brutal methods in a down-and-dirty but nicely costumed land where a feared flying object casts a giant shadow...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
3
 
 
After a high profile year in which she feuded with Donald Trump and joined the chorus against deposed Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes, star player Megyn Kelly is leaving the network that put her in the spotlight and joining forces with NBC News...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
31
 
 
ABC is filled to the brim with mom, dad, and the kids sitcoms. On current-day Fox, though, they need not apply unless they’re cartoons...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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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