Golden Globes about as funny as a flu shot

Sunday’s 76th Annual Golden Globes was truly a star-studded affair. Too bad the opening monologue was such a bust. Co-hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh (above) walked on stage at the Beverly Hilton and performed  what seemed like the worst Saturday Night Live sketch ever. Smug irony just doesn’t sell anymore in 2019, not with… Read on



Radio report: Einstein, mid-season and The Globes

Tired of coming here and being forced to read? Want to simply hear me yakking about television in the background while you goof off at home or at work? Here’s a link to a radio interview I did earlier this week with news anchor Sheldon MacLeod at Halifax’s News 95.7. Sheldon broke the news to… Read on


January marks start of mid-season madness

Wednesday night, Fox kicked off the annual mid-season blitz of new TV shows with The Masked Singer. The series is like America’s Got Talent meets The Gong Show, with real singers hidden in goofy and elaborate, sports team-like mascot costumes. Youpee or whoever sings, and a panel of judges (one of them being Robin Thicke)… Read on


Bob Einstein 1942 – 2019

Bob Einstein was one original character. That character was “Super” Dave Osborne, a parody of ’70s daredevil Evel Knievel. The real life stunt artist nearly killed himself leaping across school buses and the Snake River Canyon. The fake daredevil made an equally impossible leap — from Los Angeles to Toronto, where he spun Super Dave… Read on



TONIGHT: ring in the New Year with Air Farce

Justin Trudeau and Cardi B steal the show in the annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special. It airs tonight, Dec. 31 at 8 pm (8:30 pm in Newfoundland) on CBC and will be repeated just after midnight. Younger sketch mates Chris Wilson and Isabel Kanaan shine in this slick “Farce Film” which borrows Justin… Read on


My favourite new shows of 2018

My favourite new show of the past year stars one actor in their seventies and one in their eighties. No, not Grace and Frankie (although that would qualify; Lily Tomlin is 79 and Jane Fonda is 81). I’m talking about The Kominsky Method, a lovely late-in-the-year surprise from Netflix. All eight episodes are currently available… Read on


Christmas Eve movies to wrap presents by

This festive Larry Fritz illustration graced the cover of TV Guide for the week of December 24, 1955–exactly 63 years ago today. That was back when signals were pulled in from all over on rooftop antennas–for free. Back when there were TV listings magazines–which sold for 15 cents. Back when it used to really snow in… Read on


Jason Momoa talks Aquaman, Frontier and hockey

How much did Jason Momoa get paid for doing “Aquaman,” which opens everywhere Friday? Answer: he got scale! No, I told that joke on porpoise. Mamoa got much, much more than scale. The Honolulu-born actor has played the DC Comics underwater superstar in three feature films now, including 2017’s “Justice League,” so he’s no fish… Read on