DAVID BIANCULLI

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GABRIELA TAMARIZ

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ERIC GOULD

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MONIQUE NAZARETH

NOEL HOLSTON

GERALD JORDAN

JONATHAN STORM

DONNA J. PLESH

DAVID SICILIA

 
Sam's Club Mother's Day
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2015
May
15
 
 
According to HBO publicity materials, Bessie has been 22 years in the making. The movie charts the ups and downs of a vintage blues singer who died in 1937 at the age of 43...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
29
 
 

Contemptible men abound in J.K. Rowling’s “first novel for adults.” As for the only one who isn’t, well . . . he’s soon dead. The Casual Vacancy, a three-hour HBO miniseries is a decidedly bleak affair with a modicum of redemption...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
12
 
 
So-called “event television” is seldom as advertised. But with HBO's Game of Thrones, this might be an understatement...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
26
 
 

HBO's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, premiering Sunday night at 8 ET, is an extraordinary investigative documentary with the power to provoke anger, astonishment and any number of other strong emotions...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
5
 
 
Brace yourself for American Crime. This is one brave-ass series. Which couldn’t be said for a good long while about a Big Four broadcast network drama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
4
 
 
There’s no need to feel unduly sorry for Patricia Arquette. Yes, she’s the newly crowned Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner for Boyhood. And now, just when all these new doors are opening, she’s tied to a previous commitment to another formulaic CBS crime series. It’s a nice “problem” to have, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
28
 
 

Keep the title in mind. It’s The Last Man On Earth, not the last human. So if you’re wondering what star Will Forte is going to do with all that post-apocalyptic time on his hands...well, there’s no need for that. Not even in the short run...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
28
 
 

The media hounds are omnipresent in the first two episodes of ABC’s Secrets and Lies. Not the “Social Media” ones, but the traditional pack of salivating, question-shouting curs. They bedevil “person of interest” Ben Crawford...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
27
 
 
With the new WEtv series Sex Box, TV critics are given more big, juicy low-hanging fruit to feast on than a giraffe in an apple orchard...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
18
 
 
The Odd Couple has already greatly succeeded as a Broadway play, a hit movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau and a long-running TV series with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. CBS’ The Odd Couple is more in line with ABC’s The New Odd Couple, a deservedly short-lived 1982 sitcom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.

For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 
New From TVWW

 
 
 
The High Cost of Low Cost TV
By TVWW Guest Contributor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dispatches From TVWW

In Praise of American Idol
By Alex Strachan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

2010: 'Lost' Ends its Run on ABC
By Christy Slewinski