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In the Afterglow: HBO’s Chernobyl

CHERNOBYL. A Five-part miniseries. Directed by John Renck. Created and written by Craig Mazin. HBO and Sky-UK. In the 1980s, the Soviet Union was a nation in deep decay: not … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Rounding Up the TV Scene

The problem with television is that it has so many good shows these days. Makes you miss the old “vast wasteland days” doesn’t it? No, me neither. There are plenty … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Strain

THE STRAIN. FX. 13-part series. Produced by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro. Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment


TYRANT. FX. Starring Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Nasser Faris and Ashraf Barhom. Produced by Howard Gordon. Bassam (Barry!) Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is a Pasadena pediatrician who lives … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment


FARGO. Starring Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, and Allison Tolman. Produced by Joel and Ethan Coen. FX & Netflix. The crossover between big screen and little screen is pretty much … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mozart In the Jungle

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE. Amazon TV. Directed by Paul Weitz. Starring Lola Kirk, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack, Gael García Bernal, Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell. Co-starring Constantine Maroulis, Joshua Bell, Bob Dishy … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

PBS’ Sherlock Is Worth A Long Look

SHERLOCK. A BBC Original Series. Airing on PBS. First, a major spoiler: Sherlock Holmes survived the Reichenbach Fall. The first episode of Season Three of BBC1’s “Sherlock” discusses how he … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alpha House

ALPHA HOUSE. Created and Written by Garry Trudeau. Directed by Adam Bernstein. Amazon Studios. Supposedly, back in the late 1970s, a woman gained a certain anonymous fame by asking, “How can … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Orange Signals Deep Changes In the Standard Television Model

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.  Netflix. Created by Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman; produced by Lionsgate Television. Starring Taylor Schilling;  Laura Prepon; Michael J. Harney; Michelle Hurst; Kate Mulgrew; Jason Biggs. Based … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment
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