Did You Really Cut The Cord?

Did You Really Cut The Cord?

For several years, we’ve heard about the trend of cord-cutting — TV consumers who are watching more content on streaming services, so they’ve abandoned the cable TV bundles they used to subscribe to. In response, the big networks have started their...
A Missed Magical Opportunity

A Missed Magical Opportunity

We’re huge fans of Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us” and have seen every episode going back to its premiere on British TV before moving stateside. Because of the coronavirus, this season was shot without an audience in their theater at the Rio in...
What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

“Lupin” is a French heist thriller that became an immediate hit on Netflix, both in France and in the US. It’s the story of Assane Diop, who bases his life on a “gentleman burglar” he read about in a book his father gave him when he was...
It’s Ken Jennings’ World

It’s Ken Jennings’ World

I watched Ken Jennings host the first post-Trebek “Jeopardy!” yesterday and thought he did a fine job. He opened with a nice tribute to Alex (above), then got down to the business of the game. Because it has so many moving parts, hosting a game show like...
Two Subtitled Suggestions

Two Subtitled Suggestions

This may come as a surprise to those who know how much I dislike content with subtitles because they are difficult to watch through my trifocal glasses, constantly raising and lowering my head to view the screen through an appropriate lens. But during the pandemic, as...
Monday Night Lennon

Monday Night Lennon

Forty years ago tonight, millions of Americans learned from Howard Cosell that John Lennon was dead. Cosell made the announcement towards the end of a Dolphins-Patriots game on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” — and I missed it. At the time, I was...