What I’m Watching
Here are a few of the things I’ve been watching recently, including a new Wanda Sykes standup special, a documentary about obituaries, a Woody Allen movie I missed, a comedy written by Craig Ferguson, and what I discovered re-watching “Arrival.”
Best Thing I’ve Read Today
A friend tried to convince me CNN would be much better if it covered the news in a non-partisan matter. As veteran journalist Jim Avila explains, that’s become impossible. Here’s why.
“Jeopardy!” Masters And Not
A few observations from catching up on two weeks’ worth of both the syndicated “Jeopardy!” and the primetime “Jeopardy! Masters.”
A few thoughts about a “Beetlejuice” sequel, supersized reality shows, a useless “Jeopardy!” innovation, the game show spinoff no one’s been waiting for, the wrong Renaissance tour, and more.
Some thoughts on Tucker Carlson claiming he’ll reboot his TV show on Twitter, where he’ll fit right in with conspiracy-spreading liar Elon Musk.
When I heard about the death of Jerry Springer at age 79 yesterday, I remembered a conversation I had with him in 1999. No matter what you thought of him and his show, I can tell you that he was a money-in-the-bank guest. Here’s proof.
Carol Burnett’s 90th
There is going to be a two-hour special tonight celebrating Carol Burnett’s career on the day she turns 90. Here’s what I hope gets included besides clips of her iconic primetime sketch show.
Here’s why the new seasons of “Barry” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — as well as Bob Odenkirk’s “Lucky Hank” — haven’t lived up to my expectations. But one returning show has exceeded them.