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The Search For Simon: A Rare & Meaningful Adventure

THE SEARCH FOR SIMON. Produced and Directed by Martin Gooch. Produced by Louis Savy. Starring Sophie Alred, Lucy Clements, Carol Cleveland, Millie Reeves and Noeleen Comiskey. Leomark Studios/MVD Entertainment Group. … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 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

Halt & Catch Fire

HALT AND CATCH FIRE (THE BATTLE FOR CTRL BEGINS). AMC. Sundays 10pm. Produced by Christopher Cantewell and Christopher C. Rogers. Starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis. Several years ago, a popular … Continue reading

June 3, 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

Years of Living Dangerously

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY. Showtime.  It was, for me, an extraordinary night of television. First, there was the fifth episode of deGrasse-Tyson’s “Cosmos” in which he discussed the nature of light, … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment


COSMOS. Fox and National Geographic channels. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, and Ann Druyan. Over 30 million American adults don’t know the Earth goes about the sun. So a reprise of … Continue reading

March 11, 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
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