For seven years NBC tried to tell everyone that 30 Rock was a hit. It was not. Critics enjoyed it but no one was rabidly watching it like Modern Family. The Blacklist is the ONLY holdover for new shows from last season and that is only good because James Spader is truly "the man".
This is historic, not just because she is a woman, not just because she is black, and not just because she is Shonda Rhimes; this is unprecedented for anyone and has never been done in television before on this scale.
Yes it's been over since past Monday night's August 25th gala event. But what was the entertainment public left with after celebrating television's highest annual ceremonial awards? The answer is rerun winners.
Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.
Have you ever glanced at a photograph from years before and had a rush of emotion and memories come flooding into your remembrance? This happened to me when I saw my college graduation photos a few weeks ago.
Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali, won audiences' hearts early on in the series with his compassionate, caring and sympathetic attitude toward his friends. His character may be fictional, but those compassionate traits transfer to reality.