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My, but the British can make the soapiest of soap operas seem like, well, a "Masterpiece." Because a soapy soap, essentially, is what "Downton Abbey" really is, masked in the finest of the queen's English and adorned in the most magnificent of period-piece costumes and scenery.
You know how all those Christmas decorations in your house sparkle and look so beautiful during the season, then a day or two after the holiday is over start to look heavy and cluttered. If you leave the tree up past New Year's day, your house feels claustrophobic, like the limbs are reaching out to choke you.
Well, this is awkward.
TV cameras and Stephen King's horror books rarely combine for great things. Or even good.
Last week's death of Larry Hagman took most people by surprise.
A stray thought hit me while driving home earlier this week. I was singing along to Heart's "Crazy on You," playing on ye olde classic-rock station.
Live from New York, it's Jeremy Renner.
Talk about a disturbance in the force. This disturbance puts Mickey ears on Darth Vader, for goodness sake.
I saw maybe two minutes of an episode "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" out of pure curiosity for what everyone's been talking about. It's a reality story that, sadly, could be on track for an unhappy ending.
Oh, what a difference a quip makes.
Remember that monologue in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" where the Grinch listed all the things he hated about the holiday?
Two episodes into television's much touted new mystery/ thriller "Revolution," an apocalyptic journey into near-anarchy in America after all electrical and battery power inexplicably stops, and my reaction is ...
Television will hand out its biggest accolades on Sunday during the annual Emmy Awards telecast. The talent is high in the major categories, but most of the predictions are easy. You don't even have to watch a lot of the shows to pick out the front runners in this information age of all opinions all the time.
The title, from the beginning, was the obvious guide to the inevitable: "Breaking Bad" is about a good guy gone bad.
Jeremy Renner steps into the biggest spotlight of his career today with the opening of blockbuster hopeful "The Bourne Legacy."