Once, the Academy Awards were a truly national event – a time when many families (including children) gathered in front of the TV to watch Hollywood’s best and brightest receive well-deserved accolades for providing quality entertainment. Sadly, for well over a decade (and likely longer), those days have been gone. Today, the Motion Picture...Read more →
Another hilarious episode of ABC’s The Middle (8:00 p.m. ET) treated viewers to a half-hour of family-friendly fun, laughter, and good lessons – which is why the Wednesday, February 27th episode deserves recognition for being the Best TV Show of the Week.
With Sue’s “Sue –weet 16” birthday only 10 days away, the teen girl...Read more →
The Biggest Lower of NBC
It’s late February, and what better motivation to continue a weight-loss resolution than watching an episode of The Biggest Loser on NBC. The show was broadcast on Monday, February 18 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and portrayed the struggles that one must overcome to lead a healthier lifestyle. This season, the...Read more →
In an interview in New York Magazine from September 2012, Mandy Patinkin railed against the show Criminal Minds, which he starred in from 2005-2007: “The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do Criminal Minds in the first place,” he says. “I thought it was something very different. I never...Read more →
This column has previously exposed the sleazy, talentless train wreck that is “comedian” Russell Brand’s talk show. Sadly but predictably, the program has not improved; if anything, it has gotten worse – which is why the Thursday, February 14th episode of FX’s Brand X with Russell Brand (10:00 p.m. ET) deserves the title of Worst Cable TV...Read more →
Hollywood has frequently been accused of romanticizing violence, but few works have been so deliberate about doing so as Fox’s new series The Following. Awash in blood, gore, and allegories to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, the series draws the connection between Poe’s gothic-romanticism and violence as a form of art. Whereas forensic...Read more →