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,...
Gaga Explains

Gaga Explains

At the Oscars Sunday night, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performed “Shallow,” their song from “A Star Is Born” that later went on to win for Best Original Song. Almost immediately afterwards, based on the looks they gave each other, social...
Those Damned Oscars

Those Damned Oscars

As a movie buff, I look forward to the Oscars broadcast each year. I don’t always agree with the winners chosen by the Academy members, but if I got upset every time something happened in life that I disagreed with, I’d be suicidal by now. The show that...