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THE GUEST BOOK
September 14, 2017  | By David Bianculli

TBS, 10:30 p.m. ET

 

In tonight’s new episode of The Guest Book, the guest checking in at the remote cabin is a young Amish man on a rumspringa – a journey where he’s supposed to go out, sample the “outside world,” get it out of his system, and return to the fold. One of his first stops? One of this series’ regular settings: a seedy backwoods strip club named Chubby’s. What could possibly go wrong?

 
 
 
 
 
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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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