Surviving “Survivor”

Surviving “Survivor”

These stories about the injuries, infections, and other physical abuse contestants on “Survivor” take to their bodies are both amazing and disgusting, not to mention the fact that most of them would do it again (some already...
What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

Since it’s so hard to know which of the hundreds of new TV shows are worth your time, here are six that I’ve enjoyed and strongly recommend you try… “Barry” is an HBO series that ran its first season last spring and had me hooked from the...
TV Preview: “Action”

TV Preview: “Action”

I know a few people who bet on sports a lot. I also know a couple of guys who take a lot of bets on sports. I thought about all of them watching a preview of the new Showtime documentary series, “Action,” which debuts Sunday night (3/24). The cameras...
If Only They Had Watched

If Only They Had Watched

When my wife was young, she once asked her father — who was in the commercial real estate business — why a certain local store had gone out of business. He replied sarcastically, “Because they were making too much money.” I thought of his wise...
Mad About This

Mad About This

After watching the reboot success of “Will and Grace,” “One Day At A Time,” and other sitcoms, Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt and showrunner Peter Tolan have made a deal to bring back “Mad About You,” two decades after it ended its...
Pop Goes The King

Pop Goes The King

I have set the DVR for — but haven’t yet seen — “Leaving Neverland,” the four-hour documentary HBO will air tonight and tomorrow about two men who say Michael Jackson abused them when they were boys. Jackson’s estate sued to try to prevent the film from being shown,...