David Bianculli

David Bianculli appears in the following:

Loud But Not Captivating: Drama About Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Falls Flat

Friday, June 28, 2019

Showtime's miniseries chronicles the rise and fall of the cable news mogul. But The Loudest Voice's treatment of the sexual harassment case against Ailes is so lurid it begins to feel exploitative.


'Legion' And 'Jessica Jones' Played The Long Game — And It Paid Off

Friday, June 21, 2019

After three seasons, both Marvel TV shows are ending their runs with first-rate acting and storytelling that's strong, ambitious and surprisingly satisfying.


Expect Excellence From 'City On A Hill': A Cop Drama That Won't Disappoint

Friday, June 14, 2019

Set in '90s Boston, Showtime's new series stars Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent trying to change the system from within — and encountering resistance everywhere he turns.


Originality And Uncertainty Still Reign As 'Black Mirror' Enters Its 5th Season

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The anthology series returns to Netflix with three thought-provoking new installments that help solidify the show's hold on the fantasy anthology series crown.


13 Years Later, 'Deadwood' Goes Out Just As Brilliantly As It Came In

Friday, May 31, 2019

David Milch, creator of HBO's Deadwood: The Movie, never strikes a false note upon his return to the lawless 19th century mining town at the center of his earlier series.


ABC Takes A Risky Gamble By Reviving 2 Classic Sitcoms For Live Broadcast

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Jamie Foxx plays George Jefferson and Woody Harrelson is Archie Bunker in the ABC special Live in Front of a Studio Audience, which recreates individual episodes of two vintage Norman Lear shows.


George Clooney's 'Catch-22' On Hulu Is Ambitious And Darkly Satisfying

Friday, May 17, 2019

The new adaptation of Joseph Heller's 1961 novel presents a classic story of war and the military, at a time when it's not only advisable — but also necessary — to question authority.


'Dead To Me' Is One Of The Best — And Most Unpredictable — Series On TV

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Netflix's new, 10-part dark comedy series is a terrific character study of two women (played by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini) who meet at a therapy group to deal with grief issues.


'Fosse/Verdon' Surges With Creativity, Excitement And Dance

Friday, April 05, 2019

FX's new drama tells the story of the complex partnership between choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon. Married, then divorced, their lives remained connected professionally for decades.


New 'Twilight Zone' Reboot Pales In Comparison To The Original

Friday, March 29, 2019

Jordan Peele hosts the new Twilight Zone series streaming on CBS All Access. Critic David Bianculli says the reboot of the cult favorite misses the mark in most ways.


'What We Do In The Shadows' Is Like 'The Office' — Just With Fangs And Blood

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

FX's new faux documentary comedy series centers on a small group of vampire roommates who don't get along that well. TV critic David Bianculli says the series pumps new blood into the ghoulish genre.


All The Chess Pieces Are On The Move In Season 4 Of 'Billions'

Friday, March 22, 2019

Showtime's drama about wealthy New York power players features writing, acting and directing that have gotten better with each season. Critic David Bianculli calls the show "astoundingly relevant."


'Leaving Neverland' Is Hard To Watch — But Important To See

Friday, March 01, 2019

A new HBO documentary explores whether Michael Jackson used his fame and money to seduce young boys and their families into enabling a hidden pattern of serial pedophilia.


26 Years Later, 'Lorena' Revisits The Bobbitt Saga — And The Media Reaction

Friday, February 15, 2019

In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt made national headlines when she severed her husband's penis and threw it out a car window. A new documentary looks at the gender politics of the reactions to the incident.


In 'The ABC Murders,' John Malkovich Plays An Older, More Vulnerable Poirot

Friday, February 01, 2019

A new three-part miniseries takes a few liberties with the Agatha Christie novel upon which it's based — all of them commendable. Most notably: Malkovich's turn as a tender, sometimes tragic, Poirot.


Mystery Miniseries 'I Am The Night' Borne From Real-Life Family Secrets

Friday, January 25, 2019

TNT's intriguing six-part series features Chris Pine as a washed-up newspaper reporter whose path collides with a teenage girl searching for the truth about her past.


Bianculli's Best TV Shows Of 2018: 'Better Call Saul' Is Still On Top

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Critic David Bianculli says that being a TV critic right now is kind of like being a sports writer — in a league where 10 new teams spring up every week.


'Fresh Air' Favorites: Our Critics Pick 2018's Best Books, Movies, Music And TV

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Find everything our critics loved this year, all in one place: Maureen Corrigan's book list, movie pairings from Justin Chang, music recommended by Ken Tucker and David Bianculli's must-see TV list.


Back For Season 2, 'Mrs. Maisel' Remains A Comedy Of The Highest Caliber

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The new season of the Emmy Award-winning series finds Midge Maisel mired in personal crises, even as her comedy career is on the rise. David Bianculli says The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel remains a winner.


The Twists And Turns In 'Little Drummer Girl' Are Pure Le Carré

Friday, November 16, 2018

An actress is charged with infiltrating a terrorist cell in a new AMC miniseries based on John Le Carré's 1983 novel. David Bianculli says it's one of 2018's most tense and well-acted TV thrillers.