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
7
 
 
Even though she’s starring in a TV series rooted in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, Jennifer Beals isn’t sure Fitzgerald could have written her character...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
6
 
 
Jimmy and Gretchen never took the good times particularly well on FXX’s You’re the Worst. You can imagine how they’re coping with the bad times...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
4
 
 
If the late rapper Biggie Smalls returned for long enough to make a movie about his life, it would look exactly like A&E’s new Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
3
 
 
Fans of Janet McTeer, which should mean everyone, can get a lovely serving of her early work when Acorn TV revives her 1995-95 series The Governor just in time for Labor Day...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
2
 
 
Shelley Berman may have been the first person whose career was crippled by reality television. Okay, the second, if you count Sen. Joseph McCarthy. But McCarthy deserved it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
1
 
 
AMC’s boutique horror channel Shudder takes a different tack this week with Neil Gaiman, one of the genre’s modern masters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
1
 
 
Richard Linklater may not be the best-known modern American movie director, but he may be the one that most other directors would secretly like to emulate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
31
 
 
A new Science Channel exploration doesn’t give us any definitive answers on what caused a Soviet nuclear reactor to explode at Chernobyl in 1986...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
25
 
 
Don’t go looking for a hero in Can I Be Me, a new documentary on the too-short life of Whitney Houston...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
25
 
 
Jay Thomas played the in-your-face wise guy so well, on morning radio and national television, it almost seemed like a misprint that he was born in Texas and not New York...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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