Streaming Suggestion: “Shetland”

If you're looking for a streaming show to binge-watch, my wife and I suggest the BBC series "Shetland," which is now on Netflix. Based on a series of novels by Ann Cleeves, it takes place on the Shetland Islands in Scotland, where Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez has...

TV Review: “Mercury 13”

When the movie "Hidden Figures" came out a year and a half ago, I wrote about how much I enjoyed it, but how upset I was that we'd never been taught an important piece of NASA history -- the role of African-American women in getting us into space. Now I'm even more...

The Return Of Rupert

If you're a regular reader of this site, you know that my wife and I have seen every episode of "The Amazing Race" and look forward to each new season. The host, Phil Keoghan, tweeted yesterday that they've just started recording Season 31, which will include teams...

Steve, Marty, Bruce, and That Tony Moment

Why would I buy tickets to see Steve Martin and Martin Short at The Fox Theatre later this year when I just watched their entire show on Netflix? Even if I had only seen bits and pieces of it, I still wouldn't go because they didn't make me smile, let alone laugh. The...

Making Hair On TV Without Chia Pets

NBC has announced that the next musical it will turn into a live television event is "Hair" ("The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical"). The first Broadway show with a rock and roll score, it debuted fifty years ago (after four months off-Broadway), right smack dab in...

TV Review: “The Fourth Estate”

Showtime is airing "The Fourth Estate," a documentary series by Liz Garbus that follows reporters and editors at the New York Times as they cover the first year of the Trump administration. She was given remarkable access at the Times' headquarters in New York and at...

Good Riddance, Roseanne

Quite a few people have been calling the tweet that got Roseanne Barr's show cancelled "a joke." Nope! It was not a joke, nor was it intended to be funny. It was merely another in a string of racist remarks she's made. Come to think of it, I can't remember the last...

TV Review: Michelle Wolf’s “The Break”

I have a few thoughts about Michelle Wolf's new Netflix series, "The Break." Let's start with my usual disclaimer that reviewing most TV or radio shows based on their first episode is not a reliable predictor of how they'll do or what they'll become. Sometimes it...

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