David Bianculli

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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.


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.


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.


'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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


'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."


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.