David Bianculli

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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.


CBS' 'Supergirl' Struggles To Get Off The Ground

Monday, October 26, 2015

In the new series, Melissa Benoist's Supergirl is overshadowed by her boss, played by Calista Flockhart. David Bianculli asks: "Shouldn't the most interesting character in Supergirl be ... Supergirl?"


'Fargo' Returns, With An Oddball Style Reminiscent Of 'Twin Peaks'

Monday, October 12, 2015

The FX-drama series Fargo begins its second season Monday with a new story and cast. TV critic David Bianculli says the new season is full of charm, and "ridiculously loaded" with great performances.


'American Horror Story' Returns, With Twists, Thrills And A Chilling Lady Gaga

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

FX's American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is "the most visually arresting and twisted one yet."


New Host Trevor Noah Puts His Own Spin On 'The Daily Show'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Last night, seven weeks after Jon Stewart stepped down as the host of The Daily Show, the new host debuted. Critic David Bianculli says Trevor Noah "gave viewers plenty of reasons to tune in again."


TV After The Emmy Awards: The Good, The Bad And 'The Muppets'

Monday, September 21, 2015

TV critic David Bianculli reflects on the Emmy ceremony held last night and looks ahead at the new fall TV season. If you only catch one new show this year, Bianculli recommends The Muppets on ABC.


Neil Patrick Harris' 'Best Time Ever': A Variety Show In Need Of More Variety

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NBC's new live weekly show mixes mini-quiz shows, game shows, production numbers, stunt competitions and pranks. Despite all this, critic David Bianculli says it hasn't yet reached its full potential.


Stephen Colbert Brings Showmanship — And Harmony — To His 'Late Show' Debut

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The opening Late Show with Stephen Colbert was so packed with business, guests and music, it went several minutes overtime. But TV critic David Bianculli says "it didn't feel long. It felt good."


'Public Morals' — Or Lack Thereof — On Display In TNT's New Cop Show

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Set in New York City in the 1960s, Ed Burns' new 10-hour series features corrupt cops and gritty gangsters. Critic David Bianculli says Public Morals has the look and feel of a classic police drama.