A Missed Magical Opportunity

While watching Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us” the other night — as we have for a decade — an idea occurred to me that I’m surprised hasn’t been exploited yet. I give way this million-dollar idea here.

What I’m Watching

My recommendations for streaming shows about a French “gentleman burglar,” the filmed version of a Broadway mega-hit, a series about PR pros helping clients get past career crises, and a high-concept coming-of-age adventure.

It’s Ken Jennings’ World

Some thoughts on Ken Jennings’ debut as guest host of “Jeopardy!” yesterday, as well as another trivia show he’s now associated with that debuted last week, “The Chase.”

Two Subtitled Suggestions

Here are my reviews of an award-winning Swedish TV series and an odd, funny little Italian movie that made me happy I’ve gotten over my dislike of foreign content with subtitles.

TV Review: “The Accidental Wolf”

My review of a limited series with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as a bored housewife dragged by a late-night phone call into a mystery about a murdered man and his pregnant wife.

Who Is In “Jeopardy”?

The producers of “Jeopardy!” have announced what they’ll do after Alex Trebek’s final episodes air in January, but I doubt that an online petition drive to make LeVar Burton the new host will succeed. Here’s why.

Alex Trebek

Upon hearing that Alex Trebek died at age 80 this weekend, I thought not only about all the years I’d respected his work on “Jeopardy!” but also about the time I saw him host a game show in person.

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