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Entries by Kevin McDonough from 05/2013

Just in Case You Missed It: The Media Revolution of 1999

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Entertainment

1999 saw the debut of two of the greatest shows ever made, as well as the seeds of the medium's embrace of cheaply made mediocrity. It marked the beginning of whole new expectations of where television could ascend -- or descend.

Is TV Dead? Not so Fast!

| Posted 05.13.2013 | TV

Knee deep amidst the network upfront announcements of axes swung and shows born and reborn comes a dire New York Times business article. The end of every TV season brings predictions of TV's demise. Is The End really near?

Taking Uncivil Liberties With Modern Family

| Posted 05.15.2013 | TV

Folks at the ACLU should remember the gales of ridicule that met Dan Quayle when he criticized a plot point on "Murphy Brown." He was talking about a serious issue. But singling out the decisions of a sitcom character made the conversation seem slightly absurd.