DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

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Contributors

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2010
Aug
22
 
 
Plainly speaking, New Orleans has never been in very good shape. Poverty, greed, corruption and an overall laissez-faire "Big Easy" malaise have characterized the city since its sale to the U.S. in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Then came Hurricane Katrina five summers ago...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
22
 
 
If you've been here before, you should already be able to tell, just from first glance, how different things look around here, and how hard we've worked to make "TV WORTH WATCHING: The Next Generation" an even more compelling place to visit for all things related to quality television. And if you're a new visitor, welcome. This is a place where writers and readers who care about, and seek out, excellent TV, come to congregate, debate, and find new things to watch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
20
 
 
Well, I can't begin to tell you how much work is behind us, and how much looms ahead this weekend. But we're close enough for me to announce to you, and dare us here at TV WORTH WATCHING, that we hope to have the long-promised website relaunch up and running by Monday morning...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
19
 
 

It's that most wonderful time of the year. Okay, maybe second most wonderful time, behind Christmas. (You know how I am about Christmas.) It's time for the Little League World Series, which has become such a viewing favorite at our house that we forego weekend activities during the final two weeks of the annual youth baseball extravaganza from Williamsport, Pa...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
18
 
 
Vintage (and not-so-vintage) shows are showing up in the strangest places. TV Guide Network, Reelz, Centric, Gospel Music Channel and other unlikely archives are airing encores of faves from the '80s to last year. Since there's nothing we love better than digging through the listings rubble, here's the result of our latest exercise in TV archaeology...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
17
 
 
This week's batch of new releases of TV shows on DVD includes an absurdly entertaining triple helping of great shows, and the range couldn't be more eclectic. Coincidentally, they're all Season Four releases - of NBC/DirecTV's Friday Night Lights, Showtime's Dexter, and the classic Rocky & Bullwinkle adventures...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
16
 
 
The addition of "The Big C" to Showtime's lineup (10:30 p.m. ET Monday) brings Laura Linney, a fabulous actress, to a network already boasting several excellent shows in which they star: Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie", Toni Collette in "The United States of Tara", Mary-Louise Parker in "Weeds". But while Linney belongs in that august company, "The Big C" does not...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
14
 
 
Mad Men is back -- the latest episode airs Sunday night at 10 ET on AMC -- and every week as I watch, I think about one of my real guilty pleasures: the art of smart commercials...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
12
 
 
[Bianculli here: Back in May, contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller posted a column that may well have generated more comments than any single TV WORTH WATCHING post. It was about the oft-delayed DVD release of Gary David Goldberg's classic "Brooklyn Bridge" comedy series -- and with this report, he updates the story...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
10
 
 
This is why you need to read For Better or Werts. Sure, Bianculli will tell you about some critically acclaimed drama or some innovative comedy or some blockbuster movie. But look at the photo. You need me for this...