Movie Review: “Operation Mincemeat”

Movie Review: “Operation Mincemeat”

Thanks to a tip from my sister-in-law Abby, I watched “Operation Mincemeat” on Netflix this week. It’s the story of a giant deception dreamed up in 1943 by British spies to fool Hitler into believing the Allies would mount an assault on the shores of...
“George Carlin’s American Dream”

“George Carlin’s American Dream”

I have a few observations after watching the HBO documentary, “George Carlin’s American Dream.” I enjoyed seeing footage of Carlin’s performances and routines, including many that I’ve heard so often I could recite them word for word. And...
Host Wanted

Host Wanted

James Corden announced last night that he will be leaving “The Late Late Show” on CBS next year, thus starting another round of speculation from TV pundits about who will replace him. Considering that none of them named Corden to succeed Craig Ferguson...
No Need For Seconds

No Need For Seconds

There have been several TV shows in the last few years that ran as “limited series,” but once they became popular, the limit was lifted and producers got an order for a second season — and even more. Unfortunately, many of them should never have had...
Better Recap Saul

Better Recap Saul

My wife and I are looking forward to season six of “Better Call Saul,” which kicks off tonight with two episodes. The problem is we don’t remember what happened in season five. After all, with delays from the pandemic and Bob Odenkirk’s heart...
Four TV Thoughts

Four TV Thoughts

I was wrong about “Severance.” A few weeks ago, I wrote that I had given up on the Apple TV+ show because it seemed to be going down the “Lost” path. That is, raising more and more questions about what was going on as the plot got more complex...