Monday, October 28 2002
This past weekend's TV (25-27 Oct 2002) has been rife with efforts to describe, reframe, and sensationalize the sniper story.
Monday, July 22 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.
Tuesday, June 18 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?
Friday, March 1 2002
We don't need to be entertained; we are actually quite good at entertaining ourselves, and we are quite accustomed to reframing 'straight' tv and films for our amusement.
Thursday, September 27 2001
A Tribute to Heroes', why I was glad to see that she looked less frazzled than I expected.
Tuesday, July 10 2001
-- I personally have no problem saying that 'The Sopranos' and 'The Marshall Mathers LP' are masterpieces. I am simply waiting (maybe in vain) for media critics to acknowledge the creative genius of Black rap 'gangstas.'
Thursday, February 22 2001
This year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will present a whopping 100 awards, of which only a handful will be presented during the live telecast. The rest will be presented off-camera before the telecast begins.
Friday, March 3 2000
When I woke up on the last day of November, I hardly expected to end my day looking at my face on a television screen. Yet, there I was. At approximately 11:50 p.m. and for less than a second, television viewers tuned to CBS could see me on the tube sitting in the front row of David Letterman's audience that night. And how did I achieve my 15 milliseconds of fame?
Sunday, January 1 1995
So bust out the Justin Timberlake CD hidden in your pajama drawer and put on the Charmed T-shirt you bought on eBay late at night. Here are my picks for 2003's most entertaining guilty pleasures.
The performance of the year was Edie Falco's in the 'Whitecaps' episode of 'The Sopranos'. At least, that's what I heard. I didn't see it. Consequently, you won't see it on my list of the best of 2003.