It’s Ken Jennings’ World

It’s Ken Jennings’ World

I watched Ken Jennings host the first post-Trebek “Jeopardy!” yesterday and thought he did a fine job. He opened with a nice tribute to Alex (above), then got down to the business of the game. Because it has so many moving parts, hosting a game show like...
Two Subtitled Suggestions

Two Subtitled Suggestions

This may come as a surprise to those who know how much I dislike content with subtitles because they are difficult to watch through my trifocal glasses, constantly raising and lowering my head to view the screen through an appropriate lens. But during the pandemic, as...
Monday Night Lennon

Monday Night Lennon

Forty years ago tonight, millions of Americans learned from Howard Cosell that John Lennon was dead. Cosell made the announcement towards the end of a Dolphins-Patriots game on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” — and I missed it. At the time, I was...
TV Review: “The Accidental Wolf”

TV Review: “The Accidental Wolf”

“The Accidental Wolf” is a web series from 2017 that was originally produced in eleven smaller chapters, but they’ve been re-packaged as a four-part limited series that debuts tomorrow on Topic, a new streaming service from First Look Media. It stars...
Who Is In “Jeopardy”?

Who Is In “Jeopardy”?

There’s an online petition to get LeVar Burton named the new host of “Jeopardy!” While the former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor did win a celebrity edition of the game in 1995, and has stated publicly that he’d love the...
Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

Upon hearing that Alex Trebek had finally succumbed to stage four pancreatic cancer at age 80 this weekend, I thought not only about all the years I’d respected his work on “Jeopardy!” but also about the first time I saw him host a game show in...