David Bianculli

David Bianculli appears in the following:

HBO's Garry Shandling Biography Is An Affecting Take On The Meaning Of Life

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Filmmaker Judd Apatow examines the major influences in Shandling's life — as well the ways the late comedian influenced others — in his two-part documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.


'Jessica Jones' Returns, Her Rage Especially Resonant In The #MeToo Era

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Netflix's drama about a woman who rebels against conformity and power structures returns for a second season on Thursday. Critic David Bianculli says Jessica Jones "transcends the superhero genre."


'Blue Planet II' Celebrates The Beauty Of Nature Across The Globe

Friday, February 23, 2018

Scientists and filmmakers capture images in unprecedented, truly breathtaking ways in the BBC nature documentary series. Critic David Bianculli calls Blue Planet II a "dazzling piece of television."


It's A Beautiful 50th Birthday For 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

Monday, February 19, 2018

Fred Rogers debuted on national public television in 1968 and quickly became known for his deliberate manner of relating to children. "Every one of us longs to be in touch with honesty," he once said.


'Black Mirror' And 'Electric Dreams' Prove It: The Anthology Show Is Back

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Critic David Bianculli says both shows are part of the revival of a TV genre that's been dormant for too long. "The beauty of the anthology series is that anything could happen," he says.


Netflix Brings David Letterman Back To The Interview Chair — With A Few Twists

Friday, January 12, 2018

The former late night host returns to what he does best — interesting, unpredictable talk — in his new series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.


'Better Call Saul' Tops Critic David Bianculli's Picks For The Best TV Of 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fresh Air's TV critic spends a lot of time watching television — in part because there are so many great shows to watch. Godless, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Fargo are also among his favorites.


Netflix Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' Is Uncannily Relevant

Friday, November 03, 2017

Alias Grace tells the true story of an Irish immigrant who worked as a household maid in Canada in the 1850s and was later convicted of murder.


New Documentary Explores The Spectacular Failure Of 'The Dana Carvey Show'

Thursday, October 19, 2017

In 1996, The Dana Carvey Show debuted -- then folded after producing only eight episodes. Critic David Bianculli says Hulu's Too Funny To Fail about the flop is entertaining from beginning to end.


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.


'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.


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.


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."


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.


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.