DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

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Associate Editor

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2020
Jan
12
 
 
The modern-day miniseries has turned into a steady and crowded home for extended crime dramas, and frankly, sometimes they feel exhausting...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
12
 
 
To fully understand PBS's eagerly awaited new adaptation of Jane Austen's unfinished last novel Sanditon, all you need to do is remember Colin Firth rising out of the pond with his clinging white shirt in the 1995 BBC miniseries of Austen's Pride and Prejudice...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
10
 
 
If you had to pass a psychological test to become a television cop these days, here's a sure way to flunk: Convince the shrink you're undamaged...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
10
 
 
With one or two different breaks, Edd Byrnes could have become a movie star. With the breaks he did get, he became Kookie. Byrnes, who died Wednesday at his Santa Monica home at the age of 87, never quite seemed to work out how he felt about that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
9
 
 
In case you still needed any further encouragement to watch the last four Good Place episodes, the first one has a great guest star...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
7
 
 
The delights, charms and strengths of popular song are almost infinite. They do not extend to making popular songs a reliable main character in television dramas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
6
 
 
A new documentary on the late Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy references no events after May 1957. That's left up to the viewer.


 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
6
 
 
The Brokenwood Mysteries, a New Zealand crime detective series, opens its sixth season with a surprisingly educational exploration of Steampunk...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
4
 
 
Before we plunge too deeply into 2020, when we can expect the television weeds will continue to grow taller and thicker, it seems fitting to take one quick glance back at the ten best shows from 2019...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
2
 
 
Messiah’s ambitions are as bold as its title. Messiah, a dramatic thriller whose 10-episode first season premiered New Year’s Day on Netflix, envisions a charismatic Jesus-like character appearing in the modern-day Middle East...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Hinckley

David Hinckley first grasped the power of television when, at the age of 8, he bullied his parents into buying a basset hound like Cleo on The People’s Choice. He named her Cleo. Somewhat more recently, he worked for 35 years at The New York Daily News, the last seven covering television.

 
 
 
 

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