DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
TVWW Guest Contributors

2017
Feb
15
 
 
[Editor's note: In our Student Blogs and elsewhere, we occasionally seek out the opinions of young writers and viewers, to get their perspectives on TV shows old and new. In this instance, we asked young entertainment blogger Chelsea Duff to give us her take on the CW's youth-targeted Riverdale to date -- including this week's impending episode. - David Bianculli]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
31
 
 
[Editor's note: On rare occasions, I present guest blogs assigned to former students from Rowan University -- ones whose writing and perspective display exceptional potential. This latest entry comes from Valerie Balock, and is about her recent, enthusiastic discovery and embrace of Columbo, that classic 1970s TV series.... - DB]
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
17
 
 
[Editor's note: About once a year, I invite a Rowan University student whose class assignments I find exceptionally well written to contribute a blog post to TVWW, giving us a young adult's perspective on TV. This year's deserving guest columnist is Shannon Farrell -- and her subject is a 53-year-old TV series she calls "a modern Star Trek"... -- David Bianculli]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
26
 
 
Read why TVWW Guest Contributor, Kevin Canfield, says Amazon's Bosch is captivating, full of wonderful characters, and worth investigating...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
27
 
 
[Ed. note: TVWW Guest contributor Marley Ghizzone, a diehard fan of the original UPN/CW Veronica Mars series, was excited by the chance to see her beloved characters revived on the big screen. Excited, but also a little apprehensive... - DB]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
22
 
 
Moone Boy is a comic Irish series that revolves around Martin Moone (David Rawle) and his imaginary best friend Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd). Guest contributor Dylan Pratt says to find it on Hulu, as a special import...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
20
 
 
[Editor's note: Long-time close friend Jay Marmo, who recently moved to Australia, reports on watching Olympics coverage on TV there.  "Like much of Australia," he writes, "the Olympics coverage here has been a refreshing change..." - DB]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
13
 
 
The new American Experience documentary "1964" works effectively as both historical drama and commemorative television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
3
 
 
Occasional TVWW guest contributor Rich Greenhalgh has been following Japanese musical hitmakers AKB48, their popular game tournament, and why they're also big in the US...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Aug
24
 
 
The Newsroom has been starkly polarized with professional and amateur commentators either loving or hating what they’ve watched of the program so far...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Books by
TVWW


 
DANGEROUSLY FUNNY:
The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

by David Bianculli

CBS' controversial '60s comedy team wasn't canceled, they were fired. The untold story is revealed in this acclaimed account based on 15 years of research and interviews.

DICTIONARY of TELELITERACY:Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses and Events
by David Bianculli

The best, the worst, the weirdest. They're all here, 500 landmarks, in a lively alphabetical trip through TV history in all its importance and inanity.

TELELITERACY:
Taking Television Seriously

by David Bianculli

Television is much more than the boob tube. Bianculli's classic argument explains why TV is a crucial medium whose wide-ranging impact deserves serious attention and respect from everyone.

TRUTH AND RUMORS:The Reality Behind TV's Most Famous Myths
by Bill Brioux

TV's most persistent rumors get thumbs up or thumbs down in this breezy and authoritative roundup, covering everything from Walter Cronkite to Joanie Loves Chachi.

 
CHRISTMAS on TELEVISION
by Diane Werts

From A Charlie Brown Christmas to The X-Files, revisit hundreds of seasonal favorites - sitcom and drama episodes, music specials, TV movies, cartoons, even commercials and - brace yourselves - The Star Wars Holiday Special.