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2015
Mar
4
 
 
There’s no need to feel unduly sorry for Patricia Arquette. Yes, she’s the newly crowned Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner for Boyhood. And now, just when all these new doors are opening, she’s tied to a previous commitment to another formulaic CBS crime series. It’s a nice “problem” to have, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
28
 
 

Keep the title in mind. It’s The Last Man On Earth, not the last human. So if you’re wondering what star Will Forte is going to do with all that post-apocalyptic time on his hands...well, there’s no need for that. Not even in the short run...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
28
 
 

The media hounds are omnipresent in the first two episodes of ABC’s Secrets and Lies. Not the “Social Media” ones, but the traditional pack of salivating, question-shouting curs. They bedevil “person of interest” Ben Crawford...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
27
 
 
With the new WEtv series Sex Box, TV critics are given more big, juicy low-hanging fruit to feast on than a giraffe in an apple orchard...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
18
 
 
The Odd Couple has already greatly succeeded as a Broadway play, a hit movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau and a long-running TV series with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. CBS’ The Odd Couple is more in line with ABC’s The New Odd Couple, a deservedly short-lived 1982 sitcom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
10
 
 
For years, Williams augmented his anchoring of the NBC Nightly News with laugh-seeking guest appearances on late night talk shows and a hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. Now it seems as if the whole world is laughing at his expense. Can he survive? Should he survive?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
6
 
 
Can true crime trump even True Detective? When it’s told this compellingly, you can make a very strong case...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
4
 
 
ABC has a history of rewinding to the formative years of kids who survived their nuclear family upbringings without self-imploding. Next up is Fresh Off the Boat, the saga of chunky Eddie Huang’s fish-out-of-water travails, circa 1995...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
11
 
 
Season 4 of HBO’s Girls opens with a shocker of a scene. At dinner with her oft-scolding parents, Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) is giggly, even giddy. Don’t get used to it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
10
 
 
For quite a while, HBO’s Togetherness looks as though it could be exceptional. But halfway through, in an episode subtitled “Kick the Can,” it begins to falter and lose its way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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