Jeopardy’s Temporary Quarterback

Jeopardy’s Temporary Quarterback

I’ve been writing something almost weekly about “Jeopardy!” so — with the Dr. Oz debacle behind us — why stop now? It seems to me that, during this run of guest hosts, the show’s clues have been much easier. All was normal during...
Killing “Killing Eve”

Killing “Killing Eve”

The producers of “Killing Eve” have announced that the upcoming fourth season of the show will be its last. They should have made that decision after its first year. There are many series that had dynamite debut seasons, created a lot of buzz, and...
No Audience Necessary

No Audience Necessary

Last week, Jimmy Fallon had an audience in his “Tonight Show” studio for the first time in a year. It wasn’t a full house, but at least he had a crowd to work to, as Bill Maher has had for a couple of months on “Real Time.” In both cases,...
TV Review: “Genius: Aretha”

TV Review: “Genius: Aretha”

I watched the Aretha Franklin bio-series on NatGeo this week and didn’t love it. I have nothing bad to say about Cynthia Erivo’s performance as Aretha. I’ve admired her work in “Harriet” and “Bad Times at the El Royale,” and...
What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

If you’re looking for something to watch, here are mini-reviews of some streaming shows I’ve seen recently… “Money Heist” is a Spanish Netflix series about a group of thieves who rob the Royal Mint of Spain. They are led by The Professor,...
How Is Katie Couric?

How Is Katie Couric?

Several people have asked my opinion of Katie Couric’s stint as guest host of “Jeopardy!” My response is that she’s a broadcast professional who knows how to work in a TV studio, has obviously studied to learn the basics of the job, and has...