Double Your Sorkin

Double Your Sorkin

“The West Wing” reunion special on HBO Max is very well done, thanks to a cast that still fits perfectly into their characters, with direction from Thomas Schlamme that evokes the quality of the original. Aaron Sorkin’s script,...
Bad Biden

Bad Biden

Lorne Michaels made a mistake bringing in Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden in the cold open political sketches on “Saturday Night Live.” The problem is he’s a “hot” performer playing a “cool” personality. Carrey is preternaturally...
DVR Alert: “The Way I See It”

DVR Alert: “The Way I See It”

That indelible picture of Barack Obama and five-year-old Jacob Philadelphia was shot in 2009 by the Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza, who spent all day, every day with the president, capturing thousands of images. What led to the photo is one of the...
DVR Alert: “The Amazing Race” Returns

DVR Alert: “The Amazing Race” Returns

Regular readers of this site may remember that I was a huge fan of “The Amazing Race.” I even had host Phil Keoghan on my radio show many times. Unfortunately, CBS fell out of love with the show a couple of years ago and pulled it from the schedule....
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Do yourself a favor and read this Twitter thread by Jelena Woehr, in which she imagines how ex-President Jed Barlett (of “The West Wing”) would have a conference call with his former colleagues about what sort of statement he should issue in response to...