DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

Social Media Manager

Contributors

GERALD JORDAN

NOEL HOLSTON

DONNA J. PLESH

MONIQUE NAZARETH

JONATHAN STORM

P.J. BEDNARSKI

DAVID SICILIA

 
 
 
 
 
2014
Jul
20
 
 

In the States, we can’t see the live telecast of Sunday’s final Monty Python stage show in London that starts any minute. But it’s coming to DVD in November – meanwhile, I attended the show earlier this week…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
20
 
 

James Garner, whose death at age 86 was just announced… leaves behind two iconic TV series roles, a handful of exceptional telemovies, and one of the most impressive resumes in TV history…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
15
 
 

Mel Brooks recently turned 88, but still juggles as many ongoing projects as Ken Burns. This month alone, he’s popping up on TCM, appearing at a Hollywood salute to Sid Caesar, and hatching plans for… well, you have to read it to believe it… [CLICK TO READ IMPORTANT UPDATE]

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
11
 
 

TV’s newest supernatural genre series, FX’s The Strain, takes on the familiar topic of vampires – but in a way that’s inventive and dazzling, as well as, yes, biting…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
8
 
 
This year’s World Cup has been thrilling to watch, partly because of the aggressive style of play utilized by many teams, and partly because, at so many of this year’s games, the Cup runneth over – going not only into extra time, but bonus play and shootouts. Today, the home country’s team, Brazil, fights it out with Germany. In their previous matches, Brazil eliminated the feisty Colombia, while Germany outfought and outlasted France.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
26
 
 

ABC’s NY Med is the type of nonfiction series that makes you appreciate life. And at the same time, it also succeeds at making you appreciate television…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
23
 
 
American Masters premiered on PBS on this day in 1986...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
20
 
 

It was 350 years ago, on June 24, 1664, that New Jersey, long before it became a state, became named and acknowledged as a territory. That deserves a celebration – and it’s getting one…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
16
 
 

BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show is an import that’s been around for quite a while, but the show, like Norton’s guest list, keeps getting better. It could be, right now, the laugh-out-loud funniest show on TV…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
14
 
 

The final episode of NBC’s Believe airs Sunday… unless you believe. That series, and its inspirational young heroine, are the object of a rescue mission by another famous heroine: Belle, from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Bianculli

Founder / Editor

Behind David in the picture is the first TV owned by his father, Virgil Bianculli, a 1946 Raytheon. (The TV, not his father. His father was a 1923 Italian.) David Bianculli has been a TV critic since 1975, including a 14-year stint at the New York Daily News, and sees no reason to stop now. Currently, he's TV critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and is an occasional substitute host for that show. He also teaches TV and film history at New Jersey's Rowan University, and his most recent book, 2009's Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, has recently been purchased for film rights.  He's currently at work on another.

 
 
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