DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Nov
6
 
 
Don’t count Chita Rivera among those surprised she’d still be headlining a Broadway musical at the age of 82. “I’m not amazed at all,” says Rivera. ...I feel sorry for kids today who take it easy.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
4
 
 
CNBC inadvertently gave those candidates the greatest gift any politician can ever receive...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
4
 
 
A mashup of geology, archeology, botany and zoology, Making North America provides an engaging look at our continent over hundreds of millions of years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
2
 
 
Fred Thompson’s television arc wasn’t the most exhaustive, but it couldn’t have covered much more turf....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
1
 
 
The fresh rollout of star hosts for the Oscar, Golden Globes and People’s Choice awards suggests that once again, someone’s thinking that mere awards winners may not be enough to sell these shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
27
 
 
Time may be running out on the dream of a Strike Back reunion. Okay, it was never all that likely that the stars of the recently concluded, ultra-macho Cinemax series, would somehow have a crossover reunion under the umbrella of their current NBC shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
27
 
 

ABC’s new Wicked City reminds us that if you’re going to build a show around the slaughter of pretty young women, you better have both a good reason and a good plan, or else might end up just unpleasant...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
25
 
 
The annual "Treehouse of Horrors" episode of The Simpsons (Sunday, Oct. 25 on Fox, 8 p.m. ET) raises a life-or-death question. Why is The Simpsons still alive? Because even when you're sitting there groaning "Oh, no, not The Simpsons again," you laugh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
24
 
 
Rachel Bloom thinks we need a reality check on at least two subjects, love and California, and she hopes Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can help...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
23
 
 
The new Supergirl that soars onto CBS Monday has left many TV geeks puzzled -- not about the show, but the destination. CBS? A superhero show on CBS? It seems startling. But it shouldn't...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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