5 thoughts on TV

May 21, 2014 0 Comments
5 thoughts on TV

1. The buzz seems to be missing from the final season of Mad Men, the much-ballyhooed AMC series that is calling it quits after the current season ends. The lack of water-cooler talk is usually a tell-tale sign it’s time for a show to drift into sunset. 2. A very disappointing program has been Turn […]

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Hooray for Billy Bob

May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Hooray for Billy Bob

Whew, I have to admit it’s tough right now finding 10 shows worthy of a top 10, but forge on we must. Here’s the best we can do until the summer season begins: 1. Fargo: Billy Bob Thornton is officially my third favorite actor of the 2013-2014 TV year, trailing only Gabriel Macht of Suits […]

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5 thoughts about TV

May 17, 2014 0 Comments
5 thoughts about TV

1. Remember when the new TV season always started in September and ended in the spring? And the summer was nothing more than reruns? When did we start to have programs begin their seasons (and even “half seasons”) at all points of the calendar year? While I love it that shows like Suits and Covert […]

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This week’s top 10, plus two candidates

May 14, 2014 0 Comments
This week’s top 10, plus two candidates

Three of our favorite shows that will be back next month include Suits, Rizzoli and Isles and Covert Affairs, but here are two new ones you might want to keep an eye out for: * Starting June 1, AMC: “Halt and Catch Fire” The skinny: AMC needs a new blockbuster now that Breaking Bad is […]

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Canceled, renewed shows for 2014-15

May 11, 2014 0 Comments

From the Huffington Post: It’s been a big week for TV. NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS and The CW all announced which shows are canceled and which shows will return for another season. The jury’s still out on a few series — ahem, “Parenthood” — but here’s an updated list of what’s gotten the ax and […]

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5 thoughts about TV

May 8, 2014 0 Comments
5 thoughts about TV

1. Brian Williams of NBC remains the finest overall news anchor on television. He comes across as the kind of guy you would feel comfortable watching the NFL Draft with on a Friday evening. 2. NBC will be your Olympics TV site through at least 2032. I just hope I’m alive in 2032. 3. I […]

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They said it: Billy Bob Thornton

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
They said it: Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton is one of the most entertaining — and eclectic — actors in our world today. These quotes might help explain why. * “It`s not that I don`t understand it. But people think if you speak with an English accent it somehow makes you smarter.” * “When people wear shoes that don`t fit […]

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The week’s top shows

May 6, 2014 0 Comments
The week’s top shows

1. The Blacklist: The season finale is next week. Who do you think “Berlin” is and is his tie-in with Reddington? Will Lizzie and Reddington be able to patch things up? Inquiring minds want to know. 2. Fargo: I loved the movie, but I think when all is said and done the show will be […]

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They said it: Mike Tyson

May 1, 2014 0 Comments
They said it: Mike Tyson

Iron Mike was never confused with a Rhodes scholar. This might help explain why. * “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” * “He called me a rapist and a recluse. I’m not a recluse.” * “My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I’m a sensitive person.” * “I don’t try to […]

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Best baseball announcing teams

April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Best baseball announcing teams

Those fortunate enough to have the MLB Extra Innings package from DirecTV and XMSirius satellite radio know how enjoyable baseball season can be. Every game, every day. It’s a cornucopia of hits, runs, errors  — and the world’s greatest baseball announcers. Many nights at home I watch certain games simply because of the announcers. The […]

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