Third seasons are often make or break years for a TV series. That’s especially true in this age of bingeing and big gaps between 10-episodes runs. The Netflix comedy Love turned stone cold in Season Three. Amazon‘s Transparent started to drag long before the series became mired in controversy. Showrunners sometimes lose their way or
Full disclosure: I never watched the original Beverly Hills 90210. I’m not a fan of prime time soaps to begin with and this one in particular held no interest. These kids were all at least a half generation behind and I was never into the hairspray and tabloid headlines. My ’90s were spent helping to
Think you know all there is to know about Woodstock? Think again, doobie breath. American Experience: Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation premieres Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. The two-hour documentary retraces the path leading to the live concert festival that blew everybody’s mind in 1969, 50 years ago this month.
Ever since Jerry Seinfeld pulled out of his driveway with this idea in 2012, I’ve been a big fan of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The notion of getting to hitch a ride with Jerry and one of his comedy pals and then be a fly on the wall while they talk shop in a
Every now and then I like to compare notes with my pal and Buffalo News TV columnist Alan Pergament about this crazy, exploding medium we both write about. The subject quickly swung over to the new Deadwood movie (launching Friday, May 31 on HBO and Crave). “Did you notice anything different about the movie from
Wednesday night’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” was an uplifting homage; a sweet valentine to TV in the ’70s. If you’re old enough to have watched these classic sitcoms back in the day, then this night was for you. I could have just looked
First off: I am not a Game of Thrones fan, so this is very much a review by somebody who, while he has sat on the throne, barely knows the series. Nevertheless, here goes. PLEASE READ NO FURTHER IF YOU’VE BANKED BUT NOT YET SEEN THE FINALE. Sunday’s much-anticipated series finale of TV’s No. 1
Well, that was no Newhart. Neither, however, was it a Seinfeld. The hour-long series finale of The Big Bang Theory was simply two more episodes that will run forever in syndication and not stand out from any that went before them — which is exactly the way executive producer Chuck Lorre must have wanted it.