DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

DAVID SICILIA

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Sep
21
 
 
The line between comedy and tragedy remains thin and the ambience remains familiar as Doc Martin strides firmly into its long-awaited eighth season this week...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
20
 
 
NBC’s The Good Place did something pretty cool to end its first season last spring. It blew up its whole premise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
20
 
 
Imagine running a mile in 4 minutes and 34 seconds. Then imagine running 26 of them in a row...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
20
 
 
If you’re looking for old-school horror, where suddenly your worst nightmares seem to have become your reality, Syfy’s Channel Zero: No-End House delivers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
18
 
 
National Geographic’s two-night miniseries on four British Muslims who join ISIS raises more questions than it answers about what we Westerners pretty much all wonder, which is, “Why would anyone do that?”...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
15
 
 
Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War, a 10-part, 18-hour PBS epic, pokes a spot that’s still raw, tender and painful...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
15
 
 

Whenever Ken Burns talks about The Vietnam War, his epic 10-part documentary, he repeatedly stresses that this war doesn’t have one single truth.... Nor does it have any one single soundtrack...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
14
 
 
Riviera reminds us how many television characters have a billion dollars, but can’t afford a moral compass...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
14
 
 
Some actors fight against being stereotyped. Frank Vincent settled back and enjoyed it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
13
 
 
Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty have been best pals for almost a quarter century, so it’s a nice bonus that they’ve gotten to star together for seven seasons on the USA legal drama Suits...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Hinckley

David Hinckley first grasped the power of television when, at the age of 8, he bullied his parents into buying a basset hound like Cleo on The People’s Choice. He named her Cleo. Somewhat more recently, he worked for 35 years at The New York Daily News, the last seven covering television.

 
 

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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

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