DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

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2017
May
17
 
 
U2 has set out on the road this month in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their milestone album “The Joshua Tree”. Back in the stone age, (mid-’80s) most of us could be found in front of MTV, watching hours of music videos... U2 could be frequently found there, and this cut, a live performance of “Where the Streets Have No Name” on an LA rooftop tore a page out of The Beatles “Let it Be” playbook...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
14
 
 
Far from being a weak stepsister to the Breaking Bad original, Better Call Saul has created its own, must-see world backstory of scam artist Jimmy McGill and his Walter White-like descent to become the wily criminal jailhouse lawyer Saul Goodman... so why not a third chapter?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
11
 
 
Actor Michael Parks passed away yesterday, (5/10/17) in Los Angeles. Parks was known more recently for edgy roles in Kill Bill and Grindhouse. But us youngsters remember him fondly for his breakout TV role in Then Came Bronson (1969-70), where he played a lonesome vagabond, an ex-newspaperman who gave it all up and took to the highway on a motorcycle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
9
 
 
In the wake of the President firing FBI director James Comey today (5/9/17) it’s natural to look back to the last time a Commander-in-Chief shook Washington and got rid of an official who may not be too favorable to his current legal plight. Richard Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox on Saturday, October 20, 1973, after he refused to let Nixon out of providing secret audio tapes made of White House meetings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
7
 
 
The rumors have been out there for a while, but once it became public this week that MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged, it didn’t take sister channel NBC too long to roll out the satire on Saturday Night Live...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
2
 
 
The President yesterday (5/1/17) mused that his idol, Andrew Jackson, could have made a tremendous deal between the North and the South, averting the Civil War... CONAN found a clip in a strangely familiar documentary style by the Commander-In-Chief which speculated on other alt-events...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
1
 
 
The White House press corps were the main story last Saturday night, with the WHCA annual dinner going on with the President not in attendance for the first time since the ‘80s.  Full Frontal host Samantha Bee jumped in, hosting her own Not the White House Correspondents Dinner, and Allison Janney reprised her role as press secretary C.J. Cregg from The West Wing, but this time presiding over an obviously different group of alt-press reporters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
Hyper-condensed satire is the bedrock on which The Simpsons is built, and this clip from the upcoming episode looking at the presidential benchmark of the first 100 days in office is no exception...  the TV news has Ivanka wearing new wardrobe and accessories on sale as she takes her appointed seat on the Supreme Court. And, there’s a new explanation for the Commander-in-Chief’s hairstyle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
25
 
 
Andrea Martin has a new NBC series, Great News, and it’s no surprise that after starting her comedy career, ahem, 40 years ago on Canada’s SCTV, (Second City Television) her physical comedy has lasting star power... her work on the landmark SCTV sketch comedy series with Martin Short, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara ahem, 40 years ago, still has legs...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
Here’s Dana Carvey’s rapid-fire Presidential impression parade – Nixon to Trump – from his most recent appearance on Conan. Apparently, President Carter had peanut-butta-pants, peanut-butta-shoes and peanut-butta-hair…
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Eric Gould

Associate Editor

Eric Gould is a writer in Boston and Associate Editor for tvworthwatching.com. With prior stints in art, music, photography and design, he casts a wide net across the media pool fishing for the smart, the surprising and the oddly compelling. He will have essays on Rectify, Six Feet Under and Girls in the upcoming “Finale: Considering the Ends of Television Series” from Syracuse University Press. Email him at gould@tvworthwatching.com

 
 
 
 

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