Streaming Suggestion: “Shetland”

Streaming Suggestion: “Shetland”

If you’re looking for a streaming show to binge-watch, my wife and I suggest the BBC series “Shetland,” which is now on Netflix. Based on a series of novels by Ann Cleeves, it takes place on the Shetland Islands in Scotland, where Detective Inspector...
TV Review: “Mercury 13”

TV Review: “Mercury 13”

When the movie “Hidden Figures” came out a year and a half ago, I wrote about how much I enjoyed it, but how upset I was that we’d never been taught an important piece of NASA history — the role of African-American women in getting us into...
The Return Of Rupert

The Return Of Rupert

If you’re a regular reader of this site, you know that my wife and I have seen every episode of “The Amazing Race” and look forward to each new season. The host, Phil Keoghan, tweeted yesterday that they’ve just started recording Season 31,...
Making Hair On TV Without Chia Pets

Making Hair On TV Without Chia Pets

NBC has announced that the next musical it will turn into a live television event is “Hair” (“The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical”). The first Broadway show with a rock and roll score, it debuted fifty years ago (after four months...
TV Review: “The Fourth Estate”

TV Review: “The Fourth Estate”

Showtime is airing “The Fourth Estate,” a documentary series by Liz Garbus that follows reporters and editors at the New York Times as they cover the first year of the Trump administration. She was given remarkable access at the Times’ headquarters...