DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Sep
17
 
 
Tuesday (Sept. 15) was Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday, which is as good a time as any to trot out TV shows featuring a couple of her more obscure sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
10
 
 
Death comes to Longmire in the first episode of Season 4, but Longmire itself was dead for a time when A&E decided a year ago its large audience was too old and too difficult to sell to advertisers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
12
 
 
Do not bet Heimo Korth your bottom dollar that the sun will come out tomorrow. Where Korth lives, the sun goes down in November and doesn’t come back until January...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
26
 
 
I feel good. I knew that I would when I saw that HBO was coming out with a documentary on James Brown, produced by Mick Jagger. It's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, and its first HBO showing is Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
May
5
 
 
It took Stephen Colbert to help me take another look and fall in love with Louie, FX’s buzzfest of a comedy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
Cast members and creators from CBS's The Good Wife were in New York Wednesday night, fielding questions and previewing this Sunday's episode. TVWW contributor Jonathan Storm was there, and filed this report...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
19
 
 
When Fox's The Following returns Sunday night, so will its killer's leading acolyte, co-star Valorie Curry...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
17
 
 
The first cinematic version of Flowers in the Attic, in 1987, was so bad. The second one, televised Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime, is better, thanks to three beautifully cast pros...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
18
 
 
The Walking Dead is not lurching across my TV because too many zombie series are clogging the apparatus. Not shows about zombies, but ones that are zombies -- lying, undead, waiting to rise up at my command...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Jonathan Storm

Jonathan Storm has watched television since he was 5 years old. He would wake up early, turn on the TV and watch the test patterns as he waited for The Modern Farmer to begin. Eventually, he put all that experience to good use, working as the TV critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 22 years before retiring in 2011. He’s still watching, and writing free-lance for The Inquirer and other outlets.
 
 

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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