David Bianculli appears in the following:
Friday, March 13, 2020
David Bianculli reviews HBO's new miniseries, which imagines that Charles Lindbergh became president in 1940. And we listen back to a 2004 with Philip Roth, who wrote the novel the series is based on.
Friday, March 06, 2020
Hulu's new 8-part miniseries Devs is a definite must-see, while the Disney TV+ show Amazing Stories, based on the 1985 NBC anthology series by Steven Spielberg, is more of a wait-and-see.
Friday, February 21, 2020
Fans of Breaking Bad will love some of the faces that show up this season in Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's prequel/sequel series. It's already clear this show will be one of the year's best.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
In addition to solving a case each week, Tommy features ongoing story lines involving the police chief's interactions with colleagues and family members. The scripts aren't fantastic — but Falco is.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Star Trek: Picard begins in the year 2399, when the captain, long retired, is tending to his European vineyard. But Picard doesn't stay Earthbound long in this CBS All Access show.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
BBC America's new docuseries, Seven Worlds, One Planet, uses cutting-edge technology to showcase extraordinary creatures on seven continents. It's narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
NBC mixes music and drama in a risky new TV show about a woman who sees (and hears) people express their innermost thoughts in song.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
There were a lot of great shows to watch on television this year — many of them on streaming services. At the top of the list is NBC's comedy about life after death.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Not surprisingly, Disney+ streaming service offers an array of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars features. What's less expected — and maybe even more welcome — is its menu of new programming.
Friday, November 01, 2019
None of the new shows available on Apple's new streaming service seem like hits — though "For All Mankind" might get there. But all is not bleak; Apple plans to add new titles each month.
Monday, October 21, 2019
HBO's new series has plenty of court intrigue, scandals and betrayals, but the script amounts to little more than a historical greatest hits, bouncing from well-known event to event.
Friday, October 11, 2019
The Netflix film picks up right where Breaking Bad left off, with Jesse (Aaron Paul) speeding off after escaping from his captors. From there, El Camino is a wild and spellbinding ride.
Friday, September 27, 2019
The new Netflix series, which centers on a privileged teen determined to win the race for high school president, features erratic characters and a plot that moves at an unsettlingly rapid pace.
Monday, September 23, 2019
A new series by the husband-and-wife team behind The Good Wife centers on church-appointed investigators who've been charged with looking into claims of demonic possession and alleged miracles.
Friday, September 06, 2019
Forgotten silent filmmaker Guy-Blaché takes center stage in Be Natural, while Live in Copenhagen spotlights more than a dozen songs written and performed by '60s singing satirist Lehrer.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
The creator of Desperate Housewives is back with a new dark comedy on CBS All Access that shifts between three different storylines. It stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Fifteen years after its debut, Veronica Mars has outlived the UPN and has aired on the CW, HBO and now Hulu. Chances are this new, excellent season won't be the last we hear of the wry detective.
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.
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.
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.