David Bianculli

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'The Plot Against America' Asks: What If The U.S. Had Sided With The Nazis?

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.


'Devs' And 'Amazing Stories' Bring Fresh Sci-Fi Drama To Streaming

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.


Back For Season 5, 'Better Call Saul' Keeps The Fun And Narrative Going

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.


Edie Falco Shines As LA's Top Cop In The CBS Drama 'Tommy'

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.


Intriguing 'Star Trek' Reboot Sends Patrick Stewart's Picard Back Into Space

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.


Filmed Before The Fires, 'Seven Worlds' Shows Off Australia's Amazing Wildlife

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.


'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' May, Or May Not, Be Your Jam

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.


Nothing Beats 'The Good Place': David Bianculli Picks The Best TV Of 2019

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.


Disney+ Brings A Catalog Of Old And New Gems To Streaming

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.


Apple TV Plus Debuts With An Opening Line-Up That's Not Yet Worth Paying For

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.


Despite Helen Mirren's Star Turn, 'Catherine The Great' Is Just OK

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.


6 Years Later, 'El Camino' Proves Just As Exciting And Original As 'Breaking Bad'

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.


'The Politician' Runs On Plenty Of Twists And Turns — But Few Winning Characters

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.


'Evil' Summons Supernatural Surprises To The CBS Fall Lineup

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.


Obscure Artists Alice Guy-Blaché And Tom Lehrer Get Their Due In 2 New DVDs

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.


Anthology Series 'Why Women Kill' Weaves 3 Mysteries In 3 Decades

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.


'Veronica Mars' Offers More Than Nostalgia; She's Always Been A Survivor

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.


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.