DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Sep
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More and more people are joining a consensus that loyal Breaking Bad fans have known all along: we just might just be watching the best TV drama ever...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Sep
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When watching an intentionally serialized piece of art, is it better to delay or to demand? To wait, or not to wait?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Mar
12
 
 
Saturday's Science Channel marathon showing of An Idiot Abroad (2:30-11 p.m. ET) gives viewers the chance to catch up on episodes they missed, or to be introduced, in one massive dose, to a TV travel host with a unique difference. He hates to travel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Oct
1
 
 
There I stood, tightly packed in a sea of people, watching some musical number or other in the opening hour of the "Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear," when suddenly, from behind, a man dressed as Waldo (as in "Where's Waldo?") came crowd-surfing slowly over my head. But that, believe it or not, was not the unusual part...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
26
 
 
Let me begin this article the way I imagine Ken Burns would want me to -- with some context. In 1993, William Jefferson Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd President of the United States. In the Middle East, PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed a peace agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. In Walpole, NH, and in New York City, filmmaker Ken Burns was putting the finishing touches on his definitive 18-hour documentary about America's pastime, Baseball. And in Philadelphia...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
30
 
 
About twenty seconds into last night's 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC, I was dreading that it was going to be a long night. Twenty seconds later, I was on the edge of my seat laughing. And so I remained for the rest of the hilarious and energetic opening number, which seemed to validate what I've said for years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
27
 
 
"The Son Also Criticizes" takes a look at the 2010 Emmy Awards...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
16
 
 
[Bianculli here -- DAVID Bianculli here, that is: I'm even more proud than usual to introduce the newest writer in our ever-expanding TV WORTH WATCHING stable: He's Mark Bianculli, my son. He grew up watching quality TV (how could he not?), was a TV critic for his college paper, and the same week I launched this website in 2007, he moved to Hollywood, hoping to write for television rather than about it. Until that happens, I've persuaded him to join us here...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Mark Bianculli

Mark Bianculli is based in Los Angeles and is a writer for CBS's Unforgettable. He has a new film screenplay probing the panopticon techno-culture and the paranormal called The Waiting, coming from Warner Brothers in 2013.

 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: An advance copy of David’s upcoming book from Doubleday has just arrived! The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now available on Amazon for pre-order for its November 15th release. You can read some of the dustcover summary here, including: “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. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television,…he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated series and the variety show. David Bianculli's book is the first to date to examine, in depth and in detail and with a keen critical and historical sense, including exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.” —TVWW

 
 

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