What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

I wanted to like Amazon Prime’s “Modern Love,” an anthology series based on a long-running New York Times column. While some episodes work (the ones starring Cristin Milioti, Dev Patel, and Anne Hathaway), too many waste talented casts (Tina Fey...
We Already Know Who You Are

We Already Know Who You Are

Yesterday, I linked to a clip from Jim Jefferies’ Comedy Central show, which I enjoy from time to time — even though it includes one of my broadcasting pet peeves. At the top of the show each week, as the opening rolls, we see Jim Jefferies’ name. As...
Arsenio Misses

Arsenio Misses

I was disappointed by Arsenio Hall’s Netflix standup special, “Smart and Classy.” While never a huge fan, I did like some of the things he did on his syndicated late-night show in the 1990s, particularly in having many guests who were never booked by...
TV Review: “The Morning Show”

TV Review: “The Morning Show”

Several TV critics have bashed “The Morning Show,” one of the first originals from Apple TV+, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen. It’s about a network morning TV broadcast thrown into turmoil by the sudden firing of its male longtime...
Does SNL Lack Confidence In Its Cast?

Does SNL Lack Confidence In Its Cast?

“Saturday Night Live” boasts a cast of 17 actors. You’d think that would be enough to portray any character the writers want to put in a sketch. Yet the show consistently goes for stunt casting during its cold open political sketches, as it did this...