“Jeopardy!” Update

“Jeopardy!” Update

Mayim Bialik has done a good job over her two weeks as “Jeopardy!” guest host. As with Aaron Rodgers, it’s clear she’s a fan of the show and can handle its hosting duties well while having fun. I’d put her third on the Best Of list behind Ken...
Don’t Give Him Credit

Don’t Give Him Credit

I saw an article the other day that said the decline in ratings for the cable news networks in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year was proof that those outlets missed having Trump drive viewership. While that’s true to a certain...
One Kominsky Too Many

One Kominsky Too Many

We’ve just finished watching the six episodes that make up season three of “The Kominsky Method” on Netflix. The series definitely suffers from no longer having Alan Arkin around, since his chemistry with Michael Douglas was so good, and it’s...
“Lost” Again

“Lost” Again

My daughter is visiting us for a few days coinciding with her 27th birthday, and since we haven’t been able to travel to New York to see her, it’s great to have her here. The other day, she asked us about the TV show “Lost,” which she had never...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Amanda Marcotte has an excellent piece about CNN finally firing right-wing loudmouth Rick Santorum, but faced with the dilemma of finding a reasonable Republican to replace him on its panels. If it were up to me, all the news networks would stop hiring failed...
My Conan O’Brien Story

My Conan O’Brien Story

I’ve been enjoying the CNN series “The Story Of Late Night.” It would be impossible over six hours to cover every host and show that ever aired in late night, particularly the ones who failed (in some instances, spectacularly). Thus, there was only a...