Monday, January 26 2004
When a television series grows in depth and complexity, more often than not, there's no going back.
Tuesday, January 13 2004
In a world filled with bumbling and ineffectual adults, the boys are each other's only source of support and information.
Tuesday, December 9 2003
In 1952, Victory at Sea not only sold new televisions, but a new conflict as well.
Monday, December 1 2003
Watch an episode of The Honeymooners and you will understand why the 1950s is remembered as the 'Golden Age of Television.'
Monday, November 3 2003
While The Family Guy's humor often obliterates the boundaries of good taste, it also espouses faith in the American Family.
Tuesday, October 7 2003
'Someone's got to don the oven mitts of all that's right and strangle the red-hot throat of all that's wrong.'
Monday, September 22 2003
Simon Templar embroils himself in international intrigue because, well, there just isn't much else to do in Monte Carlo than help beautiful women out of jams.
Hearing the late Henson perform as Kermit again, so warm and enthusiastic, yet so perilously close to flippering out, is a joy unto itself.
A show that asks us to 'assume nothing' very often lets the perps go free when the evidence doesn't prove substantial enough to secure arrests.
Tuesday, September 9 2003
'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'
Tuesday, September 2 2003
What comes through on this DVD set is Mr. Bean's staunch dedication to childishness, in the best possible sense.
Profiler's first season was, for the most part, terrific -- innovative, socially progressive, emotionally complex.
The situation introduced at the start of each episode served as a catalyst for the women's discussions about issues that mattered to them, namely, their bodies, sex, and men.
Monday, August 11 2003
Macnee is as winsome and disarming as ever, so much so that when Steed gets play -- and he does -- it's easy to see why.
Monday, August 4 2003
In Frasier's freshman season, those episodes pitting father against son are by far the most entertaining and touching.
Monday, July 28 2003
Culminates with 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare,' a musical tribute to the Bard sung by the two thugs, looking comically uncomfortable in their 16th garb.
Monday, June 30 2003
'One of the things about the Presidency is that you're somewhat apart.'
As one fan observes, 'Charlie's Angels' represented an 'escape from traditional feminine constraints, at least as far as '70s television was capable.'
Monday, June 23 2003
Like Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in 'It Happened One Night', Sam and Diane's sexual tension is channeled through their verbal sparring.
Tuesday, June 17 2003
When the regular police force are in trouble, they call S.W.A.T.