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, September 29 2014
Relationships don't last and winners don't really matter on reality TV -- but, of course, that's not what we're in it for.
Tuesday, September 16 2014
Judge Judy has been on the air for almost 20 years now, a legacy that continues to be built on the exploitation of others.
Monday, August 25 2014
Tired of the Kardashians and their kind? Sorry, but they are keeping an industry alive.
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.