DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

CANDACE KELLEY

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2017
Jul
18
 
 
Family Guy has released a tribute reel in memory of former Batman! star Adam West (1928-2017), who played a monumentally self-effacing version of himself as cartoon mayor of Peter Griffin’s fictional hometown of Quahog, Rhode Island... Family Guy is going ahead with three more episodes that West had already recorded parts for...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
13
 
 
Senator Al Franken gets in a few zingers here in interviews with David Letterman in his new Funny or Die web-series Boiling the Frog, which looks at the politics of climate change...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
9
 
 
There’s no denying the “Oh, my God”, moment when you click on the colorized version of Mark Twain... But as tempting as it is, should colorization keep moving black and white TV and films to the rear?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
4
 
 
John Oliver's put his new acquisition, a was figure of lessor-known president Warren G. Harding, to work – starring in a new biopic about the ex-commander in chief along with some Hollywood heavyweights...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
29
 
 
Would that there were an easy or obvious description of this short that has been making the rounds since last week. A visit to filmmaker David Lewandowski's website leaves it simply at: “Time for Sushi is the latest in a series of short films inspired by an obsessive passion for nonsense..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
Based on the ’80s show GLOW, the new Netflix series of the same name uses fictional characters to tell the back story of struggling actresses (and others) who were cast and became professional wrestlers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
17
 
 
DC has just released the unaired episode of the NBC comedy Powerless, featuring the late Adam West as chairman of the Gotham City Wayne Industries... West spoofed his ‘60s Batman series sign-off’s with a tongue-in-cheek take to the audience, teasing them to tune in next week...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
14
 
 
Like the rest of TVWW, Alex Strachan was struck and swept over by last week’s episode of Fargo (“Who Rules the Land of Denial” 6/7/17) where several Coen Brother film tropes are reprised...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
7
 
 
Well make that May 30th, but in their ongoing business of reexamining and repackaging their catalog, The Beatles have remastered and rereleased their landmark Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
4
 
 
While much of the criticism of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return focuses on its non-sequiturs, time shifts, and general incomprehensibility, it’s probably wise to remember that it was always, sort of, this way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Eric Gould

Associate Editor

Eric Gould is a writer in Boston and Associate Editor for tvworthwatching.com. With prior stints in art, music, photography and design, he casts a wide net across the media pool fishing for the smart, the surprising and the oddly compelling. He will have essays on Rectify, Six Feet Under and Girls in the upcoming “Finale: Considering the Ends of Television Series” from Syracuse University Press. Email him at gould@tvworthwatching.com

 
 

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 available on Amazon for $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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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