Sunday, May 1, 2022
Men in the Middle: notes on The Tourist, This Is Going to Hurt, The Responder and Around the World in 80 Days
Friday, December 31, 2021
But first, my annual disclaimer.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Given the challenges of filming during a pandemic, it’s amazing how much good TV aired in 2021. Last year, as COVID battered the industry, it was easy to limit my “best of” list to 10, with a handful of runners up. In 2021, I counted two dozen series I wanted to praise — even the “flawed but fascinating” ones. So get ready: counting down my top 24 shows of 2021, starting here with #24-#11, and saving the top 10 for next week.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021
Let’s not just make the case for “The Savages” as a supremely satisfying, highly underrated, sadly overlooked “lost” Doctor Who story. Given that this series of blog entries is about making the case for lost serials, that would be dull and predictable — and besides, does anyone really need another of those essays? Instead, let’s make the case for “The Savages” as the best First Doctor story that’s not a historical.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Friday, December 25, 2020
Unexpectedly, despite the pandemic curtailing output, 2020 was an awfully good year for television. It started strong, with a half-dozen fine dramas launched in January and February, and by the time the industry shut down, enough shows were in the can that they could be sprinkled through the spring and summer months.