The Sandman

The Sandman season 1 premiered on Netflix in August 2022. I like Neil Gaiman’s stories, but I was most excited for Jon Gary Steele’s production designs, and they did not disappoint. Both Jon Gary Steele and director Mike Barker have worked on Outlander along with episode 1 actor Bill Paterson. The cast of Sandman also […]

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers takes the viewer into the experience of battle: the confusion, the camaraderie, and the horror. As acclaimed as it’s been for the last twenty years, I hadn’t necessarily expected to like it. I don’t have an easy time following war stories and don’t enjoy them much. I understand now why it’s still […]


When I heard that there was a mural of “Lucifer” painted by @wisesnail in Brooklyn to advertise the final season on Netflix, I had to go see it. I was devastated that the series was ending and wanted to mark the moment. Lucifer is a really special show. On the surface it’s a procedural with […]

The Late Show – with live audience

On March 12, 2020, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert went on without an audience. 460 days later, Stephen Colbert returned to The Late Show stage with a full audience. He seemed ecstatic, and to be honest, it was a contagious feeling. It felt good to see Colbert in his element – in front of […]

Frank of Ireland

I’ve been on a Irish and UK dark comedy/slapstick streak lately and I am absolutely loving it. The show “Frank of Ireland” pretty much got me from the name. It took the whole first episode to get into it but once I did I finished them all right away. (Well, I passed out after episode […]

Men In Kilts

At last, the long-awaited day is here! Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish have sold a travel and adventure docuseries to Starz. “Men in Kilts” premiered today, Valentine’s Day, 2021. The best-selling book “Clanlands” and it’s audiobook companion have also been published, and fans like myself have been following this journey for a very long time. […]

Call My Agent

Call My Agent is a fun, fast paced dramatic satire of the entertainment industry. The main characters work together in an A-list talent agency. It’s written in French and subtitled into English, which convinced me that I speak fluent French (I do not.) The characters are genuinely lovable because of their deep flaws and deeper […]

Late Night Talk Shows

The abundance of precaution to slow the spread of Coronavirus has hit the entertainment industry suddenly, and hard.  My thoughts are with the freelancers right now, who have just gotten through winter and were about to replenish savings.  Television is going to look different for the next year.  Pilots that were just about to start […]

The Shop: Uninterrupted

Absolutely blown away by the discussion on Season 2 episode 6 of the HBO Sports program “The Shop.” Stacy Abrams, Hasan Minhaj, Whoopi Goldberg, Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird and Malcolm Jenkins joined host Maverick Carter. At the end I couldn’t believe 30 minutes had flown by. They’d discussed fighting voter suppression and the importance of […]