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Scorpion is preposterous, but fun

Among the shows I was looking forward to this new season was Scorpion, the new drama on CBS at 9pm on Mondays. Supposedly based on a true story, and that claim appears more than a little dodgy, Scorpion sets itself apart with not only likeable actors in good roles, but [...]

By | October 7th, 2014|0 Comments

24: Live Another Day is the pick of the week once more

Monday’s latest episode of 24: Live Another Day on Fox at 9pm is the highlight of the week once again as the traditional television season runs its course and we start to see the arrival of the summer programming. Three hours into season nine and 24: Live Another Day has [...]

By | May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Crisis has much to love, but…

Every now and again you come across a show that you just can’t get a clear and concise handle on. There’s usually a good premise, some quality actors and that nagging feeling that it’s all going to be a colossal waste of time. And yet Crisis, the new drama series [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Crossing Lines is a hidden gem

Well, that was a pleasant surprise. The old Netflix suggestion algorithm threw up another fascinating show this week with the recommendation of the series Crossing Lines. Down in the depths of Netflix and Hulu, I occasionally miss a series that is shown on broadcast television. Such is the case with [...]

By | March 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Much to like in Single-Handed, Irish TV drama

One of the joys of digging into online services such as Hulu and Netflix is finding a show that you had no idea existed. Such is the case this week as we take the time to look at a very popular Irish series called Single-Handed which is available for streaming [...]

By | November 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Emmy nominations announced

The Emmy nominations were announced Thursday. While I have no idea which way Emmy voters will go, there are a lot of great nominations – and, of course, a couple of favorites missing from the list. A look at the major categories: Drama series:    “Breaking Bad”(AMC); “Downton Abbey” (PBS);“Game [...]

By | July 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Watch this (week of March 31)

SUNDAY It’s back! As “Game of Thrones” (9 p.m., HBO) kicks off its third season, Daenerys continues her quest for a ship, and Jon Snow finally meets the legendary Mance Ryder. But my favorite part of the show: Peter Dinklage's portrayal of Tyrion Lannister. If you’re a fan of “The [...]

By | March 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Coming soon: ‘Community’ (and other favorites)

With the seasonal TV slowdown, I thought rather than highlight what’s on this week, I’d let you know when a few of your favorites are returning next month. Dates are subject to change, and I’m sure I’ve left some shows out. But either way, it’s a great time to unclog [...]

By | December 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Watch this (week of April 1)

SUNDAY “Game of Thrones” (9 p.m., HBO) and “The Killing” (8 p.m., AMC) both return tonight for their second seasons. “Game of Thrones” is the kind of show you watch with lights off, curtains drawn and your cellphone stowed. Even the opening credits need to be watched, since they help [...]

By | April 1st, 2012|0 Comments

5 good TV moms… and 5 bad ones

While raising their broods, quintessential moms Carol Brady, Marion Cunningham and June Cleaver remained upbeat, sometimes crossing over into downright perky. But that might be owed only partially to solid maternal instincts and more to a lack of those instincts being seriously tested. I mean, was the insincere Eddie Haskell [...]

By | December 26th, 2011|0 Comments

SAG award TV nominees

The Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations, including for TV. Among them: Drama ensemble: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” CBS’ “The Good Wife” and Showtime’s “Dexter." Comedy ensemble: “Modern Family,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Glee.” If I were to pick [...]

By | December 14th, 2011|0 Comments

Shows to savor

TV and food...two things I love. So naturally, I sometimes think in ways that combine the two. Here's a sampling of what's on my TV menu these days. Appetizers: These shows aren’t the main course, but rather something you can watch when you don’t want something too heavy. Maybe you [...]

By | November 2nd, 2011|1 Comment