“Come From Away” Comes To TV

“Come From Away” Comes To TV

I have raved about “Come From Away” several times since I saw it on Broadway four years ago. It is not only one of the best musicals of the last decade, but arguably deserves a spot on any all-time list. I’m bringing it up again because there’s...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred has compiled an oral history of the first season of “The Amazing Race.” I’ve seen every episode of the show (and hope more get produced at some point post-pandemic), so I found reading about how it was put together on the fly quite...
TV Review: “Dead Mountain”

TV Review: “Dead Mountain”

Based on a true story, “Dead Mountain” is a scripted series revolving around the mystery of what happened to a group of nine Russian students on a ski hike in the Ural Mountains in January, 1959. Despite being experienced hikers, they never reached their...
A Firing, But No Fix

A Firing, But No Fix

Since I’ve been commenting on the “Jeopardy!” mess for most of this year, I suppose I have to write something about Mike Richards finally being terminated as executive producer of the show (and “Wheel Of Fortune”). The move was inevitable, despite this dumb statement...
Bill Clotworthy, “SNL” Censor

Bill Clotworthy, “SNL” Censor

You’re probably not familiar with the name Bill Clotworthy, who died last week at 95. With the official title Director Of Program Standards, Clotworthy was NBC’s censor, and thus worked with the writers, performers, and producers on “Saturday Night...
Ed Asner

Ed Asner

I was saddened to hear of the death this weekend of Ed Asner at 91. I hope the cause of death wasn’t spunk. That’s a joke that only works if you saw the first episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” in which he co-starred as Lou Grant, news director of WJM-TV. When...