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Posted 03/31/2015 08:28:20 EDT
Wait, you don't t think skin color is important in this country?
Posted 03/29/2015 01:41:54 EDT
Whatever you do, then, don't start watching the news!
Posted 03/29/2015 01:41:18 EDT
Don't forget "Downton Revisited," to draw the Waugh crowd.
Posted 03/28/2015 04:04:38 EDT
Not literally...but they're very siblingish with each other.
Posted 03/28/2015 04:04:15 EDT
Posted 03/28/2015 04:03:07 EDT
Ya think? Might be too incesty...?
Posted 03/28/2015 09:55:00 EDT
No idea if it will be any good, but at least Fellowes will be working with different characters.
Posted 03/27/2015 05:27:52 EDT
PBS still comes through with some great Masterpiece miniseries, and the documentaries are among the best made.
Posted 03/27/2015 10:22:14 EDT
Posted 03/27/2015 09:54:22 EDT
I hope it doesn't go down that way, but I'm afraid the odds work against against good.
Posted 03/27/2015 09:53:52 EDT
I hear you, Donleavy, and I agree to some extent. But still, it shouldn't just go on and on. We can always rewatch early episodes, or move on to other period dramas. There are many of them in the Mast more »
Posted 03/27/2015 09:52:03 EDT
I love your math, reindeerg. more »
Posted 03/24/2015 01:58:44 EDT
CBS has friends. more »
Posted 03/24/2015 09:42:52 EDT
He's extremely likable. Check out the clip we embedded. more »
Posted 03/23/2015 10:33:34 EDT
HBO does the occasional Michael Moore-ish doc, but most of the TV stuff is less "voicy" -- Ken Burns and Alex Gibney and almost everything on PBS and CNN. more »
Posted 03/22/2015 05:48:00 EDT
It was not meant to be a ratings-based piece. It's a critic's notebook noting that there are more and better docs on TV, which is a reason to celebrate as far as I'm concerned. more »
Posted 03/22/2015 11:27:35 EDT
PS Here's my 2011 piece on the impact of "The Real World."http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2011/03/06/mtvs_the_real_world_has_influenced_a_generation_of_reality_shows/ more »
Posted 03/22/2015 09:51:19 EDT
Hey AnalogJ. The Real World, which premiered in 92, was among the first reality shows, but the craze started with Survivor in 2000. more »
Posted 03/20/2015 07:26:39 EDT
There's good stuff, you just need to know where to find it. That's why you need to listen to critics like me. Ok, me. more »
Posted 03/20/2015 07:25:22 EDT
Or sue for injuries... more »
Posted 03/20/2015 04:39:55 EDT
Indeed, I could have gone on and on and on. more »
Posted 03/20/2015 04:39:33 EDT
Agreed. It's Toddlers & Tiaras-y. more »
Posted 03/20/2015 04:38:55 EDT
Guess what: MANY of the reality shows here began in Europe. It's true. Big Brother is huge there. more »
Posted 03/20/2015 04:38:53 EDT
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