DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

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Season 5 of FX’s The Americans remains set in the 1980s, specifically George Orwell’s 1984 at this point...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Old-line show biz hasn’t been this delectable since HBO went to town on Liberace in 2013’s Behind the Candelabra...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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They simultaneously hit Sundays shortly after NBC’s Timeless had its season and possibly series finale in late February...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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ABC, long ago the network of Roots, boldly strives to make another landmark contribution with the four-part, eight-hour When We Rise. Mission accomplished...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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No one needs and feeds off the “enemy of the American People” more than the man who designated certain TV networks and a newspaper as such. And in fairness, they may need him even more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Lately, there’s no such thing as a free, new top quality drama on CBS. Instead, you’ll have to pay for it. The network’s recently launched streaming service, CBS All Access, gets serious this Sunday with its first original series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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HBO’s Crashing looks at New York’s oft-dispiriting stand up comic sub-world, with Pete Holmes playing himself and determined to make it after all...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Ample wine is consumed, but the glasses figuratively are half-empty in HBO’s very moody and sometimes draining Big Little Lies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Here comes Katherine Heigl again. All hasn’t gone as planned since she left Grey’s Anatomy in 2010 with the idea of becoming a movie star...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Even David Lynch might be stunned into submission by the beautifully hypnotic weirdness of Legion...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (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

 
 

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