DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

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LINDA DONOVAN

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2016
Feb
14
 
 
There are many zombies, there’s a lot of action and it is not smart to mess with Daryl. Here’s hoping that isn’t too much of a spoiler for the herd of fans eagerly awaiting Sunday’s midseason return of The Walking Dead...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
12
 
 

B.B. King would readily tell anyone who asked that he wasn’t the best blues musician of the 20th century. What he wouldn’t say is that by the time he finished his career, he had become one of the century’s most important...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
11
 
 

"...A lot of what we’re writing about in this series is chaos,” Terence Winter says of his new series with HBO, Vinyl...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
10
 
 
The now-imminent end of CBS’s critically adored and modestly rated The Good Wife raises again one of TV’s most awkward questions: Can a good series run too long? The answer is yes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
8
 
 
The Daily Show has spun off another comic child: Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, a weekly show that debuts Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET on TBS... It will build its comedy on real-life reported stories...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
8
 
 
Few things unsettle us as deeply as knowing there are people out there who would kill for no reason. Like, say, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
7
 
 
Mary’s in love, Barrow’s in tears, Carson’s pushing his luck, Daisy’s losing her manners, Isobel’s weakening, Lord Grantham’s bored and if looks from Violet could kill, pretty much everyone would be dead...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
7
 
 
Dame Helen Mirren is known for playing blunt-spoken women, up to and including the Queen of England. She doesn't play the Queen in this 60-second Super Bowl ad sponsored by Budweiser beer, but she does have some blunt words for people who drive drunk...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
3
 
 
You’d think that Bernard Madoff, who built the biggest Ponzi scheme in history might be a complex, nuanced, fascinating man. In an evil sort of way. You’d be wrong...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
3
 
 
I admit it. I’m still a sucker for Suits. USA’s lawyer drama has a big reveal coming up this week. We will learn who ratted out Mike Ross...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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