That Live Retro Sitcom Hour

That Live Retro Sitcom Hour

Random observations on last night’s re-creation of classic episodes of “All In The Family” and “The Jeffersons” on ABC: Rather than creating their own versions of Archie and Edith and George and Louise, the star-filled cast did imitations...
As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

I don’t know if any of the rumors about squabbling inside CBS News are true, but I am sure the changes to their morning show and evening newscast personnel will rocket them to third place in the...
Jonathan, The Widow, and the Hired Guns

Jonathan, The Widow, and the Hired Guns

Six weeks ago, I gave you suggestions for six TV series I enjoyed that you might want to try. Now I’m back with another series and two movies, all streaming now (or available for rent on other platforms) and added to my Movies You Might Not Know list. In...
The Jeopardy Grin Of James Holzhauer

The Jeopardy Grin Of James Holzhauer

When I was a kid, I hated my teeth, which never looked right, even after I’d worn braces for a couple of years. They weren’t horrendous little niblets of plaque and calcium, but they weren’t straight and attractive, at least to me. To compensate,...
Liza with a Z

Liza with a Z

If you’ve been watching “Fosse/Verdon” on FX, you’ve seen several scenes in which Bob Fosse directs the movie version of “Cabaret,” for which he won an Oscar. In total, the film won eight gold statuettes, including Best Actress for...
The Pirates Are Not Taking Over

The Pirates Are Not Taking Over

Recently, I got into a discussion with a young guy who claimed that streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are dying because video piracy is coming back, big time. I disagreed, pointing out that the real challenge to those companies is not from piracy but from new...