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David Bianculli

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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.


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."


'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."


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.


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.


'Legion' Is A Fun, Fast-Paced TV Adaptation Of The Marvel Comic

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Noah Hawley's FX new series centers on a man who doesn't yet realize he's a superhero. TV critic David Bianculli calls Legion an "impressive, unpredictable trip."


'Series Of Unfortunate Events' On Netflix Will Charm And Delight

Friday, January 13, 2017

Daniel Handler has adapted his popular children's book series for Netflix. Critic David Bianculli says A Series Of Unfortunate Events is "one of the best new TV shows in a long time."


'A Lot Going On': Critic David Bianculli Picks The Best TV Of 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fresh Air's TV critic says that mini-series and anthology shows are expanding the types of stories that can be told on the small screen — and the benefits to the viewers "are huge."


The Evolution of TV, from 'Mister Rogers' to 'Breaking Bad'

Monday, November 14, 2016

Television critic David Bianculli traces the evolutionary history of television in, "The Platinum Age of TV." 

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Cult TV Fans Will Find 'Rocky Horror' And 'Black Mirror' Smart And Provocative

Thursday, October 20, 2016

TV critic David Bianculli reviews Fox's remake of the classic '70s musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and season 3 of Black Mirror on Netflix. He says both shows leave viewers fully entertained.


Aliens Attack And Congress Goes Extreme In CBS' Political Satire 'BrainDead'

Monday, June 13, 2016

The creators of The Good Wife mix comedy, politics and science fiction in their new summer series. TV critic David Bianculli says BrainDead is bizarre, fun and full of "intriguing little elements."


In Its Retelling, 'Roots' Is Powerful, Must-See Television

Thursday, May 26, 2016

This weekend, an eight-hour remake of the 1977 miniseries begins airing on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel. TV critic David Bianculli says the new Roots deserves to be seen and talked about.


Racing Toward TV's Future, Late-Night Shows Shift To Anytime Social Media

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Late-night talk shows are focusing on increasing their Web audiences with segments like "Carpool Karaoke" and "Lip Sync Battle." TV critic David Bianculli says the changes are exciting.


7 Years Later, 'Good Wife' Ends As It Began: With Betrayal And Uncertainty

Monday, May 09, 2016

TV critic David Bianculli discusses the final episode of the CBS drama and the legacy of the show as a whole. "The Good Wife managed to be one of TV's best series for its entire run," he says.


'X-Files' Reboot Brings Back Mulder, Scully And The Search For Truth

Friday, January 22, 2016

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reunite in Fox's six-episode revival of its famous science fiction series. TV critic David Bianculli says the new X-Files is worth investigating.


'Another Great Year For TV': David Bianculli On The Best (And Worst) Of 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Though broadcast TV didn't impress him much this year, critic David Bianculli says Better Call Saul and a number of other shows from cable and streaming services made 2015 a great year for viewers.


Netflix Wishes You A 'Murray Christmas' In A Cheerful, Irony-Free Holiday Special

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Critic David Bianculli says A Very Murray Christmas, directed by Sofia Coppola, is "an unexpectedly tender little TV jewel from the man who built his early career on being a wisecracking cynic."


'Better Call Saul' And 'The Great American Dream Machine' Shine As DVD Box Sets

Friday, November 27, 2015

TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.


Amazon's 'High Castle' Offers A Chilling Alternate History Of Nazi Triumph

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Man in the High Castle, a new Amazon Prime series set in 1962, takes place in an America occupied by German and Japanese forces. Critic David Bianculli calls the show "breathtakingly original."


From 'Carol Burnett' To 'Mad Men', Here Are Four DVD Box Sets Worth Buying

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Despite the popularity of streaming services, DVD box sets continue to be released, and embraced, by serious fans and collectors. TV critic David Bianculli details four recent releases he treasures.