Seeking to capture the fan/collectors/enthusiast gene, "The Big Year" uses Mark Obmascik's book about obsessed "birders" and transforms it into a genial if slow-moving, almost sleepy comedy.
Watching the first two episodes of "The Walking Dead's" new season, I got a quizzical look on my face when I saw a writing credit for "Ardeth Bey." Sounded familiar…. It took me awhile to remember…
Watching Fox go through negotiations to ultimately renew "The Simpsons" through a 25th season -- while sibling Fox News Channel engages in chest-thumping over its 15th anniversary -- represents two…
When is a creative failure a success, at least in TV terms? When it's such a head-scratching puzzle it's difficult to turn away. That might be the case with FX's "American Horror Story," a series…
The behind-the-scenes tumult and departure of showrunner Frank Darabont certainly isn't evident from the first two episodes, including a 90-minute premiere that niftily reestablishes the premise and…
Unlike most frontloaded premieres, "The Rosie Show's" bow proved curiously flat and understated.
In a job like this, you really try to maintain a sense of cool detachment, or at least professionalism. The last thing you want to do is come across like some slavering fanboy. Yet after watching the…
Producer Lindsey Bannister enjoyed some success with "My Life as Liz," an MTV docu-serial so heavily staged there was virtually no "reality" about it.
Tethered to the success of the movie "Moneyball," the New York Times ran a recent business piece identifying what it referred to as "Generation Moneyball" -- young MBA types smitten by Michael Lewis'…
Think of "Last Man Standing," Tim Allen's not-so-triumphant return to ABC, as "What if the Dad on 'Home Improvement' had girls instead of boys?"
The Tweet that goes out with this blog post will be the 1,000 that I've posted. And I wonder if other people on Twitter — as they pass such milestones — find themselves thinking precisely what I am…