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2016
Oct
27
 
 
Ageism isn’t only aimed at today’s elders. In the sad case of CBS’ The Great Indoors (Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET), it can also be applied to millennials...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
24
 
 
There’s nothing new under the conventional sitcom sun in CBS’ Man With A Plan. This doesn’t unduly matter for this amiable, amusing outing fronted by everybody’s favorite Friend, Matt LeBlanc...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
21
 
 
Trying to comprehend the intentionally absurd goings-on in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency may be completely beside the point...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
20
 
 
Having played a surly doc on Fox’s long-running House and recently a villainous billionaire businessman in AMC’s acclaimed The Night Manager, estimable Hugh Laurie is back in M.D. mode for Hulu’s Chance...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
18
 
 
Given all the loose-ended, bizarro world TV dramas currently in play, it turns out to be a distinct pleasure to review a limited series with a linear storyline and a definitive ending...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
16
 
 
Berlin Station has both an authentic look and feel. As with most cloak-and-dagger dramas, there’s a lot of following around while the mind games escalate and the sound track remains stuck in the key of ominous. Berlin Station so far looks like a series worth riding out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
15
 
 
Nick Nolte is tattered, battered but still standing -- both as an actor and as former Republican President Richard Graves...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
13
 
 
Don’t be misled by the ill-fitting title, because USA’s Falling Water has nothing to do with either a very elementary weather forecast or a cooling, summertime slip ’n’ slide park...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
11
 
 
ABC’s second coming of Roseanne -- and its 10th “nuclear family” comedy this season -- deploys heavy-handed humor dispensed by a fat wife and mother of three...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
9
 
 
Shorthand for HBO’s Divorce could be War of the Roses in weekly doses. But there’s no need to wilt at the thought...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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