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Since David Bianculli launched TV Worth Watching in 2007, there's been a loyal group of readers coming everyday -- and a steady crowd that's been growing with us ever since. With this, our third web relaunch, we rediscovered a few articles that stood out for the comments that readers took the time to send in. The only thing better than writing about great work is reading about how others are connecting with the same material...and of course, how much they appreciate the effort. Below are a few (really, really) nice things said about us from readers and others on the web. Color us ever grateful -- and always on the look for the best content out there.

2010
Feb
22
 
 
Sometimes a documentary comes along that not only is TV Worth Watching, it is TV essential to a national discussion. We were fortunate enough to find "Under Our Skin", a 2010 broadcast investigating Lyme Disease. It revealed and disproved accepted ideas around this chronic illness, and TVWW readers responded overwhelmingly. One wrote, "Thanks David...Your TV criticism is welcome and needed..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
6
 
 
David's review of HBO Films "Temple Grandin" prompted several readers to write and join in praising what remains one of the best bio-pics ever made for television. One reader wrote, "I wouldn't have known to watch if not for your recommendation, thank you..." and another, "I want to thank you for your website -- I have valued your opinion and been well rewarded for it. Thanks for saving me from hours of bad TV..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Jun
22
 
 
David's blog about bringing advertising from network shows to TVWW pages elicited a spirited discussion about impartiality, integrity and for-profit journalism. One reader wrote to David: "You have an amazing amount of credibility. I and, I assume all of your other readers, trust you very much to remain unbiased in your reviews." Another wrote: "Ever since I started reading your blog (after hearing you several times on "Fresh Air"), it has become one I check daily for recommendations on what to watch..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 avaialble on Amazon.

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. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
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