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
Aug
24
 
 

Earlier this month Amazon rolled out Comrade Detective, a comic “re-discovery” of a non-existent TV cop show, but it may have outdone itself with The Tick...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
21
 
 
Acorn TV’s latest import Good Karma Hospital is reliably predictable and totally enjoyable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
When NBA veteran Stephen Jackson volunteered that he loves Survivor’s Remorse, RonReaco Lee figured the show must be getting something right...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
The most thorough way to view the Great American Eclipse on Monday would be to start on the coast of Oregon at 1:15 p.m. ET, then drive across country to the coast of South Carolina at approximately 1,600 miles per hour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
19
 
 
The fourth and final season of AMC’s dawn-of-the-Internet tale Halt and Catch Fire starts with a solid interface between personal and high-tech drama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
17
 
 
Be patient with Marvel’s The Defenders. The long-awaited miniseries...finally arrives on Netflix on Friday, and it’s not one of those action-adventure shows that hits the ground in overdrive...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
16
 
 
Warning: Watching NBC’s new sitcom Marlon might wear you out...Marlon uses the “situation” part of sitcom primarily to set up comic bits by main man Marlon Wayans...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
11
 
 
The View turns 20 on Friday and even if that doesn’t make it old enough to legally drink in most places, let’s raise a toast...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
11
 
 
Television comedy expands its palette again with Atypical, the tale of an autistic teenager making his way through his senior year of high school...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
10
 
 
Greg Garcia thought he was just entertaining a couple of unidentified strangers when he started leaving weird short stories in the guest books of cabin resorts around the country...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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