Category Archives: TV History

Screenshot from 2017 HBO Doc "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast" showing 3 men sitting and talking in a comfortable looking room: Mel Brooks, Norman Lear on one side and Carl Reiner on the other. The words "Mel Brooks, 90" appear on screen.

If you’re not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

Comedy nerd, or enjoy conversing with the elderly?  Watch “If you’re not in the obit, eat breakfast” from Carl Reiner and co.  I’ve been reading the perfect book companion, too: Judd Apatow’s “Sick in the Head” which consists of 600

Screenshot from 2017 HBO Doc "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast" showing 3 men sitting and talking in a comfortable looking room: Mel Brooks, Norman Lear on one side and Carl Reiner on the other. The words "Mel Brooks, 90" appear on screen.

If you’re not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

Comedy nerd, or enjoy conversing with the elderly?  Watch “If you’re not in the obit, eat breakfast” from Carl Reiner and co.  I’ve been reading the perfect book companion, too: Judd Apatow’s “Sick in the Head” which consists of 600

The three stars of NBC's "Timeless" in full American Revolution dress

Timeless

I can’t believe I hadn’t written about Timeless.  I love that show!  It premiered on NBC in Fall 2016.  I’d “fall-in” in love with the characters and their time traveling journeys.  So of course it was cancelled.  The consolation prize was

The three stars of NBC's "Timeless" in full American Revolution dress

Timeless

I can’t believe I hadn’t written about Timeless.  I love that show!  It premiered on NBC in Fall 2016.  I’d “fall-in” in love with the characters and their time traveling journeys.  So of course it was cancelled.  The consolation prize was

The cast and crew of General Hospital fill the stage last as overall winners at the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards in beautiful Pasadena

The 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

As Agnes Nixon said: My first task is to entertain.  Then inform. She also said, “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” The 44th Daytime Emmy Awards aired on Facebook Live on Sunday, April 30, 2017.  It was actually a flawless ceremony,

The cast and crew of General Hospital fill the stage last as overall winners at the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards in beautiful Pasadena

The 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

As Agnes Nixon said: My first task is to entertain.  Then inform. She also said, “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” The 44th Daytime Emmy Awards aired on Facebook Live on Sunday, April 30, 2017.  It was actually a flawless ceremony,

Leighton Meester with flowy hair and 1920s garb in FOX's "Making History" Al Capone episodes 5 and 6

Making History

Fox has taken a turn for the great with “Making History,” the third of three time travel shows that went to air in 2016-2017.  It’s the only comedy of the three and potentially the most feminist show on television.  Adam Pally,

Leighton Meester with flowy hair and 1920s garb in FOX's "Making History" Al Capone episodes 5 and 6

Making History

Fox has taken a turn for the great with “Making History,” the third of three time travel shows that went to air in 2016-2017.  It’s the only comedy of the three and potentially the most feminist show on television.  Adam Pally,

"Ellen" toasts 20 years with a cake on the daytime award winning "Ellen" talk show

Ellen

I remember Ellen coming out in 1997, and how big of a deal it was on her sitcom and in real life. It was so brave and was such an important moment for America.  Television comes into our living rooms,

"Ellen" toasts 20 years with a cake on the daytime award winning "Ellen" talk show

Ellen

I remember Ellen coming out in 1997, and how big of a deal it was on her sitcom and in real life. It was so brave and was such an important moment for America.  Television comes into our living rooms,

Marnie and Hannah watch "Full House' on the series finale of HBO's Girls

Girls

I have seen exactly two episodes of the HBO series “Girls”: The series premiere and the series finale.  The show ran for six seasons and became a touchstone of the national conversation.  It launched the career of one Lena Dunham, who in turn

Marnie and Hannah watch "Full House' on the series finale of HBO's Girls

Girls

I have seen exactly two episodes of the HBO series “Girls”: The series premiere and the series finale.  The show ran for six seasons and became a touchstone of the national conversation.  It launched the career of one Lena Dunham, who in turn

Judith Light on "Doubt" CBS 2017

Transgender on TV

This Wednesday I watched what I think is a historic night on broadcast television.  I watched two shows back to back on different networks that each feature transgender actors playing transgender characters in ongoing supporting cast roles. First up was “Star” on

Judith Light on "Doubt" CBS 2017

Transgender on TV

This Wednesday I watched what I think is a historic night on broadcast television.  I watched two shows back to back on different networks that each feature transgender actors playing transgender characters in ongoing supporting cast roles. First up was “Star” on