by | Jul 2, 2018

The Marvel movies have captured much of the public mind in recent years, scoring tens of billions of dollars at the box office and entertaining a wide array of audiences. However except for the occasional break such as “Deadpool,” as…

by | May 22, 2018

Not that anyone expected them to go away quietly. Barack and Michelle Obama have just signed a Netflix deal, guaranteeing that your streaming habit will be even less safe from politics. From CNBC.com: The Obamas are headed to Netflix. The…

by | Sep 18, 2017

Like the rest of America, I didn’t watch the Emmys. Why bother? Here’s the Award Show routine: Old jokes about conservatives and Republicans. Worried actors sharing their fears about their favored group being oppressed, harmed, or otherwise hassled. Beautiful dresses….

by | Jul 28, 2017

There is too much television, if I can state the obvious. Every year Hollywood produces more than 400 scripted shows to be broadcast and streamed. Clearly, no Emmy voter or viewer can keep track. As a result, many good shows…

by | May 26, 2017

Quick, what is Twin Peaks about? Not the original from the early nineties. For that you just need memory or Wikipedia. But the new Twin Peaks, airing Sundays on Showtime. I saw the first two episodes at the premiere, with…

by | Apr 28, 2017

“You lack faith,” the young leader of a terrorist cell says to a fellow Muslim fighter, who appears to be ever so slightly less radical in his beliefs. “A man without faith is dangerous.” Then he shoots the guy in…

by | Jan 31, 2017

It’s dizzying. And, if your head feels right now like a rotisserie chicken, you are not alone. It’s almost as if we are binge watching a television show. New episodes and seasons keep getting added. The screen is constantly refreshing…

by | Jan 11, 2017

I loved The Love Boat. I watched it when I was really young, so obviously there was a lot I didn’t get, particularly the innuendo about who was guest starring that week. I didn’t realize that many of these guest…

by | Sep 28, 2016

There was a brilliant Twilight Zone, and yes that’s an oxymoron since they were all brilliant. It was an episode about an empty plane that landed at an airport. The inspector who’s called in theorizes that it’s the power of…

by | Sep 22, 2016

As has been the case throughout time, but particularly in our current climate, we yearn for a hero.  We see heroes in real life — soldiers, first responders, and everyday people thrust into difficult situations, who step up and put…

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