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2012
Jan
31
 
 
Are you getting psyched about the Super Bowl? Or are you getting psyched about Super Bowl commercials? The NFL's big clash sometimes seems less about pigskin than about advertising, as sponsors fight to stand out among the fusillade of spots coming at viewers on the most-watched program of the year. Here's some ratings perspective. Last year's NFL championship match between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers was seen by 111 million Americans, making it Nielsen's most-watched broad
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
31
 
 
Mad Men and Downton Abbey -- I know. It seems odd to talk about these two shows in the same paragraph. But both shows hold up mirrors to their times. Both of them have persuaded me that I would not have been happy as a young woman in either the early 1900s or 60 years later..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
30
 
 
Hanging art in a museum is nothing unusual, but the way New York's Guggenheim Museum hung the collected works of Maurizio Cattelan for a recent exhibit certainly qualified as odd. All of his pieces, in a display appropriately titled All, were hung from the ceiling of the museum's seven-story rotunda-- one of them spoke to me the most...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
29
 
 
If you don’t recognize the young actress playing House’s Jane Doe patient tonight, the youngest people in your household might: She’s Bridgit Mendler, graduating from her Disney Channel role on The Wizards of Waverly Place.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
29
 
 
I don’t normally highlight this series – but it is the 100th episode, and there is a wedding in which Blair (Leighton Meester) is walking down the aisle. It’s with whom, and whether she goes through with it, that makes this particular episode more newsworthy than most. At least on a slow TV night.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
27
 
 
David Milch. Michael Mann. Dustin Hoffman. Nick Nolte. HBO's Luck, which premieres Sunday night at 9 ET, claims all of those defiantly individual artists and more, working towards a common goal: to produce an involved, multi-layered, intriguing show about the world of horse racing. At that goal, they cross the finish line impressively -- but not in record time. It takes a while to define, understand and warm up to the characters and conflicts in Luck -- but it's worth the effort, and the comm
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
26
 
 
Showtime series Inside Comedy, David Steinberg doesn't get much respect from Don Rickles in the opening show -- and that's funny. But he does get lots of respect, with equally amusing results, from Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Jane Lynch, Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Brad Garrett and Larry David. And that's just in the first five installments of this very welcome, very entertaining, arguably important 10-part TV show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
25
 
 
When Kiefer Sutherland ended his run on Fox's 24 -- and much of the time, as CTU loner Jack Bauer, he was indeed running -- he wasn't expected to return to TV very quickly. Yet here he is, starring in a new series called Touch, which is unveiled with a sneak preview Wednesday night at 9 ET on Fox...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
24
 
 
The newest installment of the PBS Nova series is the best mystery thriller I've seen on TV this year. It's got forensic scientists trying to identify partial fingerprints and examine photographic evidence, investigators traveling the globe to track down promising leads, experts adamantly offering conflicting testimony -- and enough twists and turns to satisfying the most fervent mystery fan. The hour, premiering Wednesday night at 9 ET on PBS (check local listings), is called Mystery of a M
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
23
 
 
Standing at midfield with CBS Sports' JIm Nantz Sunday night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said into the microphone, his words reverberating throughout Gillette Stadium, "I sucked pretty bad today, but our defense saved us." It was blunt and accurate -- though not, perhaps, the most eloquent post-game recap by a top national sports figure...