CBS has done something truly remarkable. By introducing Unresolved Sexual Tension into the traditional Holmes-Watson Bromance -- while still managing to still keep it all safely platonic -- they have breathed new life into the staid Procedural Crime Drama Format.
It's an overflowing piñata full of mediocre television. That isn't to say all reality television is bad. I do enjoy some, like The Amazing Race and Top Chef. However, I'm referring to the shows that go to the edge of crazy and jump over.
Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.
The public wants answers. Watching their reaction to the acquittal of Casey Anthony is heartrending and troublesome. Justice for Caylee Anthony wa...
How was the season finale? On the anti-climactic side, actually, and not nearly as good as the penultimate episode, one of the show's best. But it did set up an intriguing beginning to the show's ninth season in the fall.
Mad Men matches these times much better than does West Wing, 2008's Bartlet-like politics of hope notwithstanding. It's just too bad that the mass audience eludes it.
Did you know that for about six hours a day most cable networks will just play back-to-back episodes of crime dramas? Luckily, there is a lot to learn from these shows.
The reports of Don Draper's descent into chaos have been greatly exaggerated. Much more happened in this episode, and there was a sense of greater forward motion. There be spoilers ahead, as usual.
She was the sweetest and most patient person I had ever seen. As soon as we landed, I retrieved my laptop and discovered she is Pauley Perrette, co-star of NCIS.
Whether the writers on the fifth most popular American TV show realize it or not, they are reflecting and perhaps shaping many Americans' perspective on the Jerusalem-Washington connection.
NCIS teaches us that American-Israeli relations are not a straight line. One day they may seem perfect; the next day the characters change on one or both sides or new plot twists emerge.
Rocky Carroll has done it all. Comedy on the sitcom Roc, drama on Chicago Hope and extensive background in theater. He's currently playing NCIS Director Leon Vance on the CBS series NCIS.