DAVID BIANCULLI

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Contributors

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2009
Apr
20
 
 
[Bianculli here: This is going to be fun. Two of the new contributors to TV WORTH WATCHING are taking opposite sides of a very touchy issue. Namely: Is referring to "vintage" references when writing about pop culture putting things in context, or alienating younger readers being targeted by mass media as necessary for survival?]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
20
 
 
Another week, another amazing Turner Classic Movies festival, from the gold standard in film presentation. This time, it's Funny Ladies, a prime-time toast to comic women that ranges from the TV era...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
17
 
 
Are the inmates running the asylum over at American Idol -- a show that is far too important to millions of viewers, not to mention the business of television, to mess around with? It seems that with each passing week this show gives its loyal viewers something new to complain about...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
14
 
 
TV Land presents the premiere of a new reality dating show called "The Cougar," starring a 40-year-old single mother of four who works her way through a gaggle of guys in their 20s, searching for true love. On TV Land? As Seth Meyers might ask, "Really?!?"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
14
 
 
While working on the book, I've had several professional TV critics and reporters as guest writers. Today, as an experiment, I'm presenting an amateur. But an informed one...Since I'm now teaching TV full-time at Rowan University, I thought I'd give a student or two a chance each term to write a review from his or her perspective...The first of these is a subject that always claims one or two passionate students per term: TV wrestling...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
13
 
 
Today, instead of writing, I'm linking -- to an impressively well-reported essay on Comedy Central Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart, and his place in history. Not just cable history, or TV history... but history. (Yes, Virginia, there was history before television.) And I'd love the article, published in Sunday's Cleveland Plain Dealer by TV critic Mark Dawidziak, even if I weren't one of the people quoted...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
13
 
 
Bill Maher, Ray Bradbury, Matt Groening, Tracey Ullman, Rainn Wilson, John Sayles, Sally Field, Harvey Fierstein, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump and Kermit the Frog -- what's the connection?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
10
 
 
I hardly ever watch The Tonight Show, and in fact I believe, probably too tenaciously, that Jay Leno ruined the franchise, and his move to 10 p.m. ET will damage Conan O'Brien's chances to create a Tonight Show that will allow him to thrive. For O'Brien, an eminently decent human being, the Leno move proves that Life Is Unfair...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
8
 
 
[Tonight's prime-time TV is a very active lineup. One of TV's best current series, ABC's "Lost," presents another fresh episode, while NBC's Life, one of that network's best, presents what may be its final gasp. ABC also presents the premiere of a new series, "The Unusuals." But today's guest columnist, Tom Brinkmoeller, shifts our focus to an ABC show, formerly on NBC, that he feels has yet to get its due respect: the veteran medical sitcom "Scrubs"...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Apr
8
 
 
Last week's episode of Houseon Fox was a shockeroo (although a couple of websites had hinted that one of the regulars would be going down for good). If you missed it, never fear...