DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

JIM DAVIS

Managing Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

Social Media Manager

Contributors

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CANDACE KELLEY

DAVID SICILIA

MONIQUE NAZARETH

JONATHAN STORM

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
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MONDAY
JULY 25
2016

BIANCULLI’S BEST BETS

 

Dearest, most ardent, TVWW readers: We see you’ve noticed the program content keeps coming, but the Best Bets column continues to be conspicuously blank, not even a screen full of white snow to be found. David has been unwillingly offline, home recovering from an illness, but doing very well, you’ll be happy to know. Quoting Monty Python’s Spamalot to us today, he said he’s incapacitated but "I’m not dead yet!" You’ll also be happy to learn that the Best Bets switch should be back on very soon, we think perhaps in a week, more or less. Meanwhile, if you want to continue to pinch-hit as you have been (at Best Bets Talk Back), please feel free to post your own Bets for others to read and share. We so appreciate your enthusiasm and love for TVWW, and we know David does, too. Please hang in and stay tuned. "Bianculli’s Best Bets" will return after this (relatively) short break!  —TVWW 

 
  
 
 
 
 
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VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

The Talking Dread - Jon Stewart arose from TV retirement last week (and from underneath Stephen Colbert’s desk at The Late Show) to let loose one of his trademark rants. Apparently, Stewart still has his left-leaning chops, even though he’d been away so long he showed up in a t-shirt, no coat, and no tie. Stewart reprised some of his usual barbs against Fox News, using video segments showing past Fox criticisms of Barack Obama and what should now be similar talking points against the Republican nominee, but aren’t. No matter which side you’re on, you have to admit Stewart hasn’t lost his timing, his dread or his outrage, although we have to think he’s probably better off (and calmer), in retirement. — Eric Gould

 
 

TV WE'RE WATCHING

  
   Visit TV We're Watching for these and other shows on
our DVRs right now...


Angie Tribeca
TBS
Mondays 
9 PM ET

BrainDead
CBS
Mondays 
10 PM ET

The Circus
Showtime
Sundays 
8 PM ET

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Crackle.com
Streaming

The Hunt
BBC America
Sundays
8 PM ET

Maya & Marty
NBC
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

Mr. Robot
USA
Wednesdays
10 PM ET 

The Night Of
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Orange is the New Black
Netflix
Streaming

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 

BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE!


FRESH AIR FAVES

Audio of Bianculli's favorite 'Fresh Air' reports, and the stories behind them...


FAVES FROM
"THE MORGUE"

Bianculli's favorite newspaper articles, and the stories behind them...


EXTRAS & FEEDBACK

Share your favorite TV in-jokes and first TV loves...

TV JUKEBOX

A new edition of Bianculli's favorite TV themes, coming soon!
 
 
 

From TV Worth Watching
TOP PICKS FOR YOUR HOME LIBRARY

The TVWW Seal of Approval is an honor we save for TV’s very best – our picks for a truly teleliterate home video library.
 
 

STAR TREK – THE ORIGINAL SERIES: THE COMPLETE SERIES – This new Blu-ray release will not be the final word on the classic Star Trek series this year, since September marks the original show’s golden anniversary. In a few months, Paramount/CBS is scheduled to issue a mega-box set, including not only the 79 episodes from the classic Star Trek series here, but also the Star Trek movies featuring the original TV show cast members and a complementary collection of the animated episodes. But if you don’t need or want the movies or the cartoon series, this is the newly repackaged Star Trek collection to get. Twenty discs, and a price already reduced to $59.99 on Amazon, less than $1 per episode. And there are some evocative memories here, from green-skinned alien women to cuddly tribbles, in one of the most durable and influential sci-fi TV series ever made. – David Bianculli

 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
 
 
 
 
TV WWorth Buying
 TOP TVWW SPECIAL DEAL$
Power: Season One

The buzz-worthy Starz crime drama of a boss trying to go legit has been quietly building a dedicated audience and critical acclaim. Power continues the recent Starz tradition (Boss, Magic City) of antiheroes dangerously walking both sides of the line. Once glamorous nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is out, the old life pulls him back in, Michael Corleone-style. Season One, which sets the storyline, is on sale at Amazon for $8. —Eric Gould

 
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