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2014
Sep
29
 
 
Even at the height of its ratings powers, The Cosby Show stood accused in some quarters of not being black enough. A generation later, the new ABC family comedy black-ish makes that same criticism from within the show itself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
29
 
 
How to Get Away with Murder is joining holdover hits Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal... Murder is driven by bare-knuckled law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating, brought to vibrant life by Oscar nominee Viola Davis...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
18
 
 
Fox is taking a big, bold swing with Gotham. And it packs a solid first punch with this hardly comic prequel to the Batman playlist. Premiering Monday night, Gotham has a cinematic big-screen look, a vivid, well-cast ensemble of characters and some violence that’s anything but cartoonish...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
17
 
 
The 12-year-old narrator remains in a coma, which alone makes Fox’s new Red Band Society a unique departure from the mushrooming narrative norm. Then there’s the welcome casting of Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) in the lead role of Nurse Jackson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
5
 
 
Let it be said that she spoke her mind. Joan Rivers was the Howard Cosell of comedians. People loved to hate her, hated to love her. Or teeter-tottered between the two extremes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
25
 
 
The Emmys are coming, and you’re certainly entitled to yawn if you’d like. Taking its turn in the four-network rotation, NBC will be carrying what they still like to call “Television’s Biggest Night..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
12
 
 
It’s been a struggle, both coming to grips with Robin Williams’ death and striving to say something that hasn’t been said already during this ongoing outpouring of grief and appreciation. I’ve settled on excerpts from four previous articles...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
8
 
 
The Knick, which delves deeply and often gruesomely into surgery circa 1900 at New York City’s poor-side-of-town Knickerbocker Hospital, is an impressive 10-episode series that throws Cinemax into the burgeoning mix of networks with Emmy-caliber dramas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
6
 
 
The narrative voice can be its own form of flogging throughout Episode 1 of Starz’s Outlander. By Episode 2, also sent for review, the action has picked up while all that off-camera droning has largely stifled itself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
1
 
 
The stars are well-known brand names. Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence are the front men for Partners, an odd couple-ish pairing of lawyers that premieres on Monday, Aug. 4th with back-to-back episodes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.

For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 
 
 

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