David Bianculli

David Bianculli appears in the following:

FBI Profilers Pursue Serial Killers And Their Motives In 'Mindhunter'

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A new Netflix series explores the formation of the FBI serial crime unit and the psychology of mass murder. Critic David Bianculli says Mindhunter's emphasis on motive results in a compelling show.

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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Returns, And Larry David Is Back To Playing Himself

Friday, September 29, 2017

David's comically exaggerated TV version of himself first appeared 18 years ago. TV critic David Bianculli welcomes the character's return to HBO.

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Jerry Seinfeld's New Netflix Special Puts His Comic Life Into Perspective

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

After more than 40 years in the business, Seinfeld revisits the clubs where he got his start. Critic David Bianculli says Jerry Before Seinfeld will make you laugh — a lot.

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New Ken Burns Series Remembers Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of Everyday People

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Burns made a name for himself by finding the small stories that lend perspective and emotion to larger narratives. Critic David Bianculli says his latest effort is "compelling from the start."

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Two High-Profile Creators Pass The Baton From 'Twin Peaks' To 'The Deuce'

Thursday, September 07, 2017

David Lynch's perplexing 18-hour revival just ended on Showtime, and David Simon's latest ambitious drama is about to begin on HBO.

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In 'Defenders,' Netflix Enlists Marvel Superheroes In Quest For TV Domination

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Netflix's plan was to take relatively minor or underused Marvel titles and heroes, and star them in their own season-long TV series. After that, they'd feature them together in an all-star team-up.

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TV Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' Is An Engaging Cat-And-Mouse Thriller

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The 10-part series, available on DirecTV's Audience network, centers on a killer who uses his car as a murder weapon. TV critic David Bianculli says Mr. Mercedes draws you in and doesn't let go.

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3 Distinctive New Series Are Worth Checking Out This August

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

TV critic David Bianculli reviews Discovery's mini-series, Manhunt: Unabomber; IFC's sketch comedy series, Baroness von Sketch Show; and TBS' comedy anthology series, Guest Book.

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'GLOW' And 'Prime Suspect': Two TV Series You Won't Want To Miss

Thursday, June 22, 2017

In both of these period pieces — one set in the 1970s, the other in the 1980s — women have it tough, whether they're wrestling with their demons, or actually wrestling.

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'Twin Peaks' Makes A Moody And Eccentric Return To TV

Monday, May 22, 2017

A quarter of a century later, Showtime has revived the series some fans consider the most inventive of all time. Critic David Bianculli offers his first impressions of Twin Peaks: The Return.

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Streaming Services Put Female Characters At The Center With 'Anne' And 'Dick'

Friday, May 12, 2017

TV critic David Bianculli reviews two new shows based on novels written by women: Amazon's I Love Dick, and Netflix's adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, Anne with an E.

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A Salute To Filmmaker Jonathan Demme's Early TV Work

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

In 1982, Demme directed Who Am I This Time?, an hour-long comedy-drama for the PBS anthology series American Playhouse. TV critic David Bianculli says the show deserves to be remembered and watched.

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Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' Delivers A Timely And Feminist Message

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A new 10-part adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman living in a totalitarian state. Critic David Bianculli says the miniseries depicts a bleak and haunting future.

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'Fargo' And Bill Nye Make Promising Returns To The Small Screen

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A botched theft leads to murder in Fargo's third season, and Bill Nye offers up science for adults in his new Netflix series. TV critic David Bianculli reviews both.

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'Better Call Saul' Launches Its 3rd Season, Still The Best Drama Series On TV

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Breaking Bad spinoff returns Monday, telling more of the origin story of lawyer Jimmy McGill (aka Saul Goodman). Critic David Bianculli says the series "more than stands on its own."

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Julie Andrews Teams Up With Henson Puppets In Netflix's 'Greenroom'

Friday, March 17, 2017

Andrews presides over a quintet of youngsters who are putting on a play in her new Netflix series. Critic David Bianculli calls Julie's Greenroom a celebration of creative collaboration.

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Cold War Spy Series 'The Americans' Taps Into Today's Concerns About Russia

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

TV critic David Bianculli says the new season of the spy series about Soviet sleeper agents in Virginia has unexpected resonance given today's headlines: "The Americans deserves your attention now."

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'Bette And Joan' Reveals The Electric Personalities Behind 'Baby Jane'

Friday, March 03, 2017

The new FX anthology series Feud dramatizes memorable conflicts in history. David Bianculli says the opening miniseries, which focuses on Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, is a "wickedly clever comedy."

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New Dramas 'Good Fight' And 'Big Little Lies' Make A Case For Subscription TV

Friday, February 17, 2017

TV critic David Bianculli reviews two shows premiering this weekend: HBO's miniseries, Big Little Lies, and CBS's The Good Fight, which will be relocating to the network's subscription streaming site.

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50 Years Later, The Biting Satire Of 'The Smothers Brothers' Still Resonates

Friday, February 10, 2017

Before SNL and The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour mixed entertainment and advocacy in a way that influenced a generation of satirical political shows. Critic David Bianculli looks back.

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