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    • The Platinum Age of Television

    • From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific
    • By: David Bianculli
    • Narrated by: David Bianculli
    • Length: 23 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television - our age, the era of The Sopranos and Breaking Bad and Mad Men and The Wire and Homeland and Girls - he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Covers a lot of material

    • By S. Winchester on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Dangerously Funny

    • The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'
    • By: David Bianculli
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian point of view. In this explosive, revealing history of the show, veteran entertainment journalist David Bianculli tells the fascinating story of its three-year network run---and the cultural impact that's still being felt today.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By Jane on 01-20-11

    Regular price: $26.59