Category Archives: Television

4th of July Guide for Couch Potatoes

I know, it’s fucking HOT out there! Why drive through traffic and fight the crowds for a 20-minute fireworks display you can see from your roof? So grill up some dogs or order a pizza and put your feet up. … Continue reading

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The Bat Signal Shines on City Hall in Honor of Adam West

A huge crowd assembled last night to honor the late Adam West, who passed away June 9th at the age of 88. West portrayed Batman on ABC from 1966 to 1968, as well as in a feature-length film version released in … Continue reading

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Steven Wishnoff’s “Life Interrupted” Garners nearly 20 Awards in 11 Festivals to Date Before Preliminary Voting in Emmy Ballot Opens!

Ever hankered to meet a clan that outmoded even Modern Family? Ever miss that ol’ skool sitcom feel combined with more evolved and progressive sensibilities? Evered wondered what Ozzie and Harriet might look like if it were Harriet and Harriet? … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology – Cops and Racers Edition

“Wacky Races” (1968, Warner Film Archives) Short-lived but well-loved animated series from Hanna-Barbera about an array of outlandish drivers locked in a cross-country race to claim the title of World’s Wackiest Racer. Conceived at the behest of Fred Silverman, VP … Continue reading

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Inside and Out of “Better Call Saul’s Los Pollos Hermanos” Pop-Up Store

After hearing about “Better Call Saul’s Los Pollos Hermanos” Pop-Up Store in Austin, Texas for SXSW, and then reading about the Los Angeles version, my curiosity was stoked! I made up mind to head to the DTLA location at 1345 … Continue reading

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Drama Pre-Nominations for 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

On January 25th The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) made its momentous announcement regarding Drama Performance Pre-nominations for this year’s 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Yes!  Just as Donald Trump was signing some’m er other, all the … Continue reading

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Best of 2016 – A Short List

As usual, I spent most of the year listening to, reading and watching older stuff that I probably should’ve absorbed years ago, but here are a few new things I really enjoyed this year: Albums: Bootblacks – Veins (review) Patience … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ‘Tis the Season – Last Minute Gift Ideas for Eclectic Insomniacs (Oh S— I Forgot Edition)

“BrainDead Season 1” (Paramount) pleased a lot of critics but very few Nielsen families, so unfortunately, this Season 1 set comprises the complete series run. Too bad, since this series from Robert and Michelle King (“The Good Wife”), about a … Continue reading

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Celebs Sign, Spruce, and Sell Christmas Ornaments to Raise Black Friday Funds for Compassionate Non-Corporate Cause!

What do the son of a man who once talked to God (not to be confused with the Son of God who talked to man), A Young Caine (with no discernable adversarial brothers) and the daughter of a WITCH have … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Digital Comfort Food (Postprandial Holiday Fare Edition)

“The Late Show” (1977, Warner Archives Collection) When aging private eye Art Carney’s partner (Howard Duff) turns up on his doorstep with a bullet in his chest, he decides to take up the shamus business again – despite his bad … Continue reading

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