DAVID BIANCULLI

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2010
Aug
10
 
 
When Max Headroom first hit the media landscape in 1985, it was with a two-pronged assault: a music-video series in which the "computer-generated" titular character introduced and often ridiculed the hot acts of the day, and a live-action sci-fi movie explaining the "origin" of Max Headroom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
9
 
 
BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- The first of two cable network days got a slap upside the head Friday as the Jersey Shore cast was in the House. The Situation, Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, Sammi, Hungadunga and McCormick all stood on stage throughout the entire session, prompting questions like: "Do any of you know why MTV didn't let you sit down?"...and, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
5
 
 
Next month -- by which time this site will be in its newly redesigned incarnation -- we'll roll out a fall preview feature in which all our critics can weigh in on the new broadcast slate. Meanwhile, a handful of critics, myself included, were interviewed by Broadcasting & Cable for a sneak preview. The general consensus: Fall 2010, for broadcast TV, presents a disappointingly ho-hum roster of new shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
5
 
 
Fall season pilot episodes are always a dicey thing for critics to write about, because you never know what the networks will change before the show finally hits air. So now that critics are writing about the 2010 Hawaii Five-0 pilot's awful "update" of the show's iconic theme music...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
5
 
 
There are all kinds of TV worth watching, right? Eye-opening, mind-bending brilliance, insight and information. Sure. But also eye-opening, mind-bending, time-killing, camp-courting awfulness. So long as you realize which kind you're getting yourself into...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
4
 
 
Journalism wallows in one existential crisis after another. Take your pick: Internet technology is killing the news profession; the Great Recession is suffocating a business model already on life support; concentration of ownership is destroying media's vital competitive drive...How startling, then, to discover not only a measure of reassurance about all this, but also some genuine wisdom, in a 58-year-old Hollywood movie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
3
 
 
[Bianculli here: The former Fine Living Network has downsized with the times, and now presents itself as The Cooking Channel. Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller has seen the new incarnation, and posed questions to network representatives, and still finds both the channel's programming, and the slogan, somewhat lacking...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
2
 
 
It's here -- Turner Classic Movies' big annual month that daily devotes 24 hours to a single star. Wish I could say that August's Summer Under the Stars is one of my favorite cinephile events, but the truth is, I dread it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
1
 
 
I'm not at this summer's Television Critics Association press tour, but already, the tour has generated news in both an unexpected executive shift and in the annual awards bestowed upon TV shows and talent by the TCA itself. So today I'm steering TV WORTH WATCHING readers towards reports from the tour by two veteran writers and, I'm proud to say, members of this website's still-widening roster...