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You Say You Want a Resolution
December 19, 2016  | By Linda Donovan
 
2016 has been volatile, to say the least, and seemed about 863 days long. Same goes for TVWW, with David having his own version of dramatic events, his health going haywire before bouncing back as his new book, The Platinum Age, hit the shelves and online retailers this fall. Video Worth Watching stalwart James Corden, of The Late Late Show, recently recapped almost everything that went wrong this year, but he also reminded us of a few standouts. And he pointed out maybe there’s an area of the world that’s having a frightful, horrifying, tragic, and endless year and deserves the most attention of all. We join you in kicking 2016 to the curb, holding the door open for 2017, and helping out those who desperately need our help. – Linda Donovan

 
 
 
 
 
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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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