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TALKING SAUL
June 19, 2017  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

AMC, 11:16 p.m. ET

 
SPECIAL: I don’t usually recommend these talking postmortems in Best Bets – but after a season finale, when we’re likely to hear from series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould themselves, I’ll happily make an exception. And these Saul deconstructions are rare: Instead of being televised after every episode, host Chris Hardwick has shown up to preside over a Talking Saul only twice this year: Once for the season premiere, and again tonight.
 
 
 
 
 
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Mike Carlin
TALKING DEAD is a good title for that show and the show it references.

This show should be called SAUL TALK for it's own punny sake.
Jun 19, 2017   |  Reply
 
Sly
Or Better Talk Saul
Jun 20, 2017
 
 
 
 
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post