It used to be that we, as a public, could hold networks accountable and responsible for the ways in which they represent minority characters. But can we still do that? Are writers of our current television fare no longer held accountable for the characters they create?
October 29 was Country Night on "DWTS" and the all-stars hit the stage with their own personal interpretations of country classics. If you were expecting to see a hoe down or square dance, think again.
This week's "Once Upon a Time" certainly fit in with the rest of ABC's Halloween fare, with an abundance of lightning and shambling monsters and creepy heart stealing -- but the end result left me a little cold.
In this week's episode, Emily is forced to acknowledge the consequesnces of her obsession with getting even. Sure, Emily's every fiber is devoted to revenge, but at what cost?
Good ideas and the exceptional casting of Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook were all that saved this episode, which seemed sadly weighed down with clunky dialogue and the kind of wooden acting that makes Pinocchio look like a real boy by comparison.
I'm trying to become a contestant on the reality TV show Shark Tank, which gives real live inventors a chance to ask real live investors for money. The thing is, I don't have a real live invention.
This week's episode was fairly ambitious in scope, attempting to tell stories in Fairytale Land both past and present, as well as chronicling Henry and Charming's Project Scorpion in Storybrooke.
On "Nashville," gender dynamics are in flux. The setting is a post-recession world where women have increasingly become the primary breadwinners, large numbers of men have stagnated professionally and who holds the power -- financial, emotional, sexual -- in relationships isn't predetermined.
As a result of this exercise, I've decided to abandon watching anything on the top networks.
The second episode of "Once Upon a Time" Season 2, had a lot more breathing room than the premiere, resulting in an hour that emphasized what the show does best: compelling backstory, fascinating character interplay, and a lot of secrets still to be revealed.
"Broken" was a gripping and competently plotted hour -- none of the scenes felt extraneous and although there was undoubtedly a lot of plot and set-up to get through in 42 minutes, the narrative certainly felt more liberated without the curse.
Jimmy Kimmel's opening statement honoring Philo T. Farnsworth as the creator of the American television at the 64th Emmy Awards was incorrect. It was in fact, General David Sarnoff, who created the American Television Industry as we know it today.
There's something dreadfully un-funny about talking comedy with seriously funny people, but Dan O'Shannon is a different breed of comedian.
Sophia Vergara hollers something encouraging at Julie Bowen from her seat. I love how she steals the show even when she's seated in the audience without a microphone.
I have worked for social change for more than 20 years, fighting for causes as diverse as police reform, juvenile justice and green jobs. Over the years, I have come to believe that two major flaws are undermining our reform movements.
Mondays, 8-9: NBC - Launching the Careers of Mediocre Singers As Though the Fate of Western Civilization Depended On It And, At This Point, It Probably Does