Review: Season one of Ozark

By John Ruberry Last night I ended another binge-watching venture, this time it was Ozark, a Netflix original series starring Jason Bateman. Season one, consisting of ten episodes, was released in July and Ozark has already been renewed for a second run. Marty Byrde (Bateman) is a financial planner who makes a deal with the … Continue reading Review: Season one of Ozark

Voices of CPAC 2017 Radio Row Sharon Angle & Rick Trader Daria Novak & Frank Vernuccio

On CPAC Day one after Hannity I headed down radio row where I saw a familiar face Angle may have failed to beat Harry Reid in 2012 and got a lot of grief over it, but then again if she had won then we might not have seen the nuclear option from Harry and Donald … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2017 Radio Row Sharon Angle & Rick Trader Daria Novak & Frank Vernuccio

The fast-approaching death of newsprint

By Steve Eggleston The last 2 weeks have been momentous in the media world, as three major multimedia companies, including the nation's largest newspaper publishing group, announced they were spinning off their print operations, and a fourth completed its previously-announced spin-off of the second-largest newspaper publishing group: On July 30, Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps announced that, … Continue reading The fast-approaching death of newsprint

Did I fail to mention just how much I liked The Bells of St. John?

Louise Pendrake (Lulu): This life is not only wicked and sinful. It isn't even any fun. Jack Crab: No, I reckon I reckon not, Mrs Pendrake. Louise Pendrake: (Lulu): Yet, if I was married and could come here once or twice a week, well it might be fun. But every night, it's just boring! Little … Continue reading Did I fail to mention just how much I liked The Bells of St. John?

Subscription Tease: Adrian Monk & Culture

This week's subscription Commentary talks about Culture and how the small things can be missed using everyone's favorite obsessive compulsive detective Adrian Monk A lot of times we miss the little things, don't miss them or this commentary you can see it here but first you need to do one of two things. To see … Continue reading Subscription Tease: Adrian Monk & Culture

Chris Christie Channels Daniel Boone…

I do not approve, I understand Spock, Star Trek A Taste of Armageddon 1967 One of the shows of my youth I still have a soft spot for is Daniel Boone staring Fess Parker. Although wildly A-Historical in some places and with no respect for timelines (back to back episodes take place as far as … Continue reading Chris Christie Channels Daniel Boone…

The Murphy Brown effect and ABC’s Last Resort

Clarke Hayden: “Money respects money. Even more so in a bad economy.” The Good Wife Waiting for the Knock 2012 A few months ago I was talking to Joe Mangiacotti of Out with Joe telling him about the TV show Last Resort about a rogue group of US submariners who steal their sub after disobeying … Continue reading The Murphy Brown effect and ABC’s Last Resort

Broken Glass in the Culture Wars

Friar Tuck: I'm sorry my Lord, the maid has sought sanctuary in a consecrated place. Lord Germaine: Nonsense... Friar Tuck: Violation of sanctuary is punishable by Excommunication! Sir William: Excommunication! Lord Germaine: How dare you threaten me! Once again Friar, stand aside. Sir William: Wait Germaine, our very souls may be at state. The Adventures … Continue reading Broken Glass in the Culture Wars

The Critical moment of The Big Bang Theory

Sitcoms don't last forever and this week I think we saw a preview of the final episode of the Big bang theory: let's recall the path we took to get here. At the end of Season 3 Amy Farah Fowler is introduced they meet, the next season there is this exchange when Sheldon finds Amy … Continue reading The Critical moment of The Big Bang Theory

Can I just say that this week’s Dr. Who episode Let’s Kill Hitler

Was not only the best single episode I've seen in the series (and I've been watching since 1981) but could easily been a season or series finale. Four comments: Arthur Darvill is in my opinion the best companion The Doctor has ever had. Karen Gillian was always a good companion but she and Arther Darvill … Continue reading Can I just say that this week’s Dr. Who episode Let’s Kill Hitler

The Advantage of having a Father Who’s a Dr. Who Fan

...It means that you can accidentally wake up your father at 3 a.m.coming home from hanging out with your college pals. And because a Dr. Who marathon happens to be on, I don't get angry, I come downstairs and watch it for a bit and enjoy. And even better season premiere tonight at 9 p.m. … Continue reading The Advantage of having a Father Who’s a Dr. Who Fan

Remembering Nicholas Courtney, the Brigadier

One of the most important figures in the history of the Dr. Who series was the Character of the Brigadier. Nicholas Courtney played the character since 1968 both on TV and in the Big Finish audios the last 60's and had previously appeared in the series with the first Doctor as a different character. Late … Continue reading Remembering Nicholas Courtney, the Brigadier

It’s unusual for me to comment on a non-comedian’s death…

But I have to agree with hyacinth girl concerning Pete Postlethwaite: Spielberg called him the best actor in the world, a statement I cannot dismiss as hyperbolic; he was an amazing actor. He was anyone, anything, any time — for someone with such a distinctive face, he had the uncanny ability to blend into and … Continue reading It’s unusual for me to comment on a non-comedian’s death…

Consevatives and ratings, The Chicken and the egg

While everybody has been so fascinated by the rating for Sarah Palin's new show (which broke all of TLC's ratings records) I found the following story at the same site much more interesting. According to months of data from leading media-research company Experian Simmons, viewers who vote Republican and identify themselves as conservative are more … Continue reading Consevatives and ratings, The Chicken and the egg