DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

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2012
Apr
20
 
 
I am still smiling, and I watched HBO's three preview episodes of "Veep" ten hours ago. It's just that funny...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
On paper, who would have thought the best laughs this midseason come from a drug addict in rehab and a woman who may be dying from cancer? Showtime knows what makes us laugh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
22
 
 
I did the pilot of "Touch" a disservice when I reviewed it here a few months ago. For whatever reason, I wasn't initially receptive, didn't get it; but in the back of my mind, I wanted to re-view, in the literal sense of the word, when it returned (Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
22
 
 
"Bent" is a situation comedy in the truest sense of the word. If John McCain was "maverick-y" back in 2008, this one is "situation-y"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
3
 
 
The last few weeks have reminded me that when television is good, it just makes you happy...Enchanting characters, indelible performances, memorable moments that resonate, stories about make-believe circumstances that touch your real life. And, more surprising, shows that grab you even if you're not sure why...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
31
 
 
Mad Men and Downton Abbey -- I know. It seems odd to talk about these two shows in the same paragraph. But both shows hold up mirrors to their times. Both of them have persuaded me that I would not have been happy as a young woman in either the early 1900s or 60 years later..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
3
 
 
It's really hard to sit across from Cesar Millan -- the man who claims to know our dogs' inner lives, who communicates with them in ways we can't -- and refrain from asking the question that's uppermost in mind: "Can you tell me why my dog --?"...