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2016
May
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No scripted television drama -- before or since -- has hit home harder than the original Roots...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
28
 
 

Editor’s Note: While Preacher has already had its premiere, AMC is rerunning the pilot, a few times, beginning Sunday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET before the show returns on June 5. In case you missed the first episode and want to catch it this weekend, we thought you’d like Ed Bark’s take on the series...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
20
 
 
JFK has been center stage far more than LBJ on screens small and large. But in terms of a chops-licking acting challenge, the strong-arming, deep-drawling, oft-uncouth son of Stonewall, Texas is the role to beat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
1
 
 
Arthur Conan Doyle has several Sherlock Holmes stories under his belt and Harry Houdini is deep into his dunk tank phase when they begin clashing and collaborating on crime solving...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
24
 
 
Emmy’s reigning best comedy series and lead actress presumably remain well ahead of the curve in terms of craven behavior and opportunism on the part of those seeking the nation’s highest office. Well, one can hope at least...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
16
 
 
Lest it be forgotten, Clarence Thomas beat O.J. Simpson’s attorneys to the punch in victoriously playing the “race card"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
12
 
 
NBC’s last new series of the season from a slate announced last May has been worth waiting for if it in fact survives beyond Season 1. Otherwise you’ll be strung along and then left hanging by Game of Silence...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
11
 
 

Comparisons to the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies no doubt are expected and not entirely unwelcome. It’s a pre-sold title, after all, and The Detour can only hope to do as well with its winding, mind-bending road trip from Syracuse to a would-be beach vacay in Fort Lauderdale...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
30
 
 
Here’s the minority report from CNN’s three-hour Republican presidential candidate “town hall” meeting Tuesday night. There weren’t any, despite the downtown Milwaukee venue...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
29
 
 
Anna Marie “Patty” Duke won an Oscar and three Emmys, had four husbands and spent much of her adult life trying to make peace with a very traumatic childhood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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