Sunday, August 5 2012
The Oprah Winfrey Network's shortfalls have come not by aiming too low, but instead in trying to buck the trends of the current cable landscape.
Monday, September 12 2011
The "rich" and "famous" are NOT like us... at least not on TV. Reality 'stars': Whether we love them or loathe them, if we watch them, they win.
Wednesday, January 1 2003
Sunday, July 21 2002
That first U.S. 'Big Brother' may not have made 'great television,' but the cast and producers of 'Big Brother' -- whether they intended to or not -- offered a positive take on about human nature.
Monday, June 17 2002
Why would anyone, let alone TV producers, construct an environment that might result in hunger, where youngsters have to go to bed with empty stomachs?
Sunday, June 20 2004
Tim and Ingrid must also contend with a pretentious host who, with deadly seriousness, delivers the most hackneyed speeches this side of Jeff Probst.
Sunday, October 12 2003
I'm With Her is hopeful. When was the last time we saw that on TV?.
Sunday, October 5 2003
Was anyone clamoring for a new Charlie Sheen sitcom?
Sunday, August 10 2003
Will Butler doesn't figure much in the class warfare -- he's too busy checking his hair in the mirror.
Monday, July 21 2003
Perhaps a couple of exes will decide to rehash their broken relationship, leading to loud fights and slammed doors. You know, the stuff we like on reality TV.
Monday, July 28 2014
Why is it that broader culture doesn't give victims of disaster and trauma the choice to say "No?"
Friday, July 11 2014
Sometimes, reality TV lives up to its name and casts "by the numbers". Most of the time, however, it casts according to race and sexual orientation.
Thursday, June 5 2014
On TV and in the movies, there's no time after the "first time'".
Monday, April 21 2014
With rare exception CBS's Amazing Race has had a lock on the annual Emmy, but its wins are more about formula than quality.
Monday, March 31 2014
Can showing short and experimental films in real movie theaters be a sign of disrespect?