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MR. MERCEDES
September 13, 2017  | By David Bianculli

AT&T Audience Network, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Brady (Harry Treadaway) has mommy issues about as complicated as those of young Norman Bates on Bates Motel. And tonight, Brady’s mommy, played by Kelly Lynch, finally begins to institute some healthy lifestyle changes. Only problem is, Brady prefers her the way she is: twisted…

 
 
 
 
 
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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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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