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2016
Apr
24
 
 
Emmy’s reigning best comedy series and lead actress presumably remain well ahead of the curve in terms of craven behavior and opportunism on the part of those seeking the nation’s highest office. Well, one can hope at least...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
16
 
 
Lest it be forgotten, Clarence Thomas beat O.J. Simpson’s attorneys to the punch in victoriously playing the “race card"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
12
 
 
NBC’s last new series of the season from a slate announced last May has been worth waiting for if it in fact survives beyond Season 1. Otherwise you’ll be strung along and then left hanging by Game of Silence...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
11
 
 

Comparisons to the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies no doubt are expected and not entirely unwelcome. It’s a pre-sold title, after all, and The Detour can only hope to do as well with its winding, mind-bending road trip from Syracuse to a would-be beach vacay in Fort Lauderdale...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
30
 
 
Here’s the minority report from CNN’s three-hour Republican presidential candidate “town hall” meeting Tuesday night. There weren’t any, despite the downtown Milwaukee venue...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
29
 
 
Anna Marie “Patty” Duke won an Oscar and three Emmys, had four husbands and spent much of her adult life trying to make peace with a very traumatic childhood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
24
 
 
Garry Shandling thought a lot about his craft, fretted a lot about how people would perceive and receive him. But be assured of this. His death Thursday at age 66 silenced one of the great comedic minds of the last quarter century...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
24
 
 
Mireille Enos seldom if ever let a smile be her umbrella in AMC’s The Killing, even during those drenching, ever-present rainstorms. That all changes in the early stages of ABC’s very modern and stylish The Catch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
22
 
 
Medical dramas have had mini-resurgence this season with decent ratings for newcomers Code Black (CBS) and Chicago Med (NBC). The Peacock’s Heartbeat (9 p.m. ET Tuesday) could use a chill pill, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
16
 
 
Lavishly praised by TV critics but still ludicrously ignored by major awards bodies, FX’s The Americans if anything is better than ever in the early stages of Season 4...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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.