DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2009
Nov
11
 
 
Eric Gould is an architect in Boston, the designer of this TV WORTH WATCHING website, and now is eyeing a new specialty side interest: he wants to be the Nostradamus of TV critics. Specifically, he has a bold -- and, I think, brilliant -- prediction about how this season's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will end on HBO...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
10
 
 
Last week, I posted a picture of my basement office, post-book, with a vow to clean it up because my life had gotten too disorganized. Well, I haven't even gotten down the stairs yet. And last weekend, when I was out of town, my laptop decided to break by refusing to have the space bar operate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
6
 
 
What's wrong with The Weather Channel giving the weather? Probably the same thing as MTV Music Television playing music. We don't learn much from The Learning Channel now that it's TLC, and American Movie Classics turned to original drama series when it became AMC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
5
 
 
Bianculli may be a Mad Men fan, but I'm one of the few critics who just can't get into its detached '60s chill. My Sunday night passion is Dexter, and I'm not alone...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
5
 
 
[Bianculli here: Last year, I interviewed cooking author and columnist Mark Bittman for Fresh Air...Today, contributing TV WORTHWATCHING writer Tom Brinkmoeller revisits him. I asked about steaks; Tom asks about podcasts and television. Showoff...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
4
 
 
Clint Eastwood isn't the first name that springs to mind when you think of movie music. But there was a time he wouldn't have seemed to fit the mold of Oscar-winning director either.Eastwood is indeed a music maven, as he demonstrates again this week by producing and hosting Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
3
 
 
If you've recorded, but haven't yet seen, last Sunday's episode of AMC's "Mad Men," don't read any more of this column until you've watched the episode. It contains surprises too potent to spoil - but too artistic and well-handled, on the other hand, not to celebrate. So if you HAVE seen it, read on, as I praise Matthew Weiner's series for playing its hand magnificently...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
29
 
 
The hockey fanatic in me can't let this one pass without promotion. Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of hall-of-famer Jacques Plante donning the first true goalie mask in an NHL game...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
29
 
 
Fright flicks are all over the place Friday and Saturday, in places you'd expect (TCM, AMC) and places you wouldn't (like PBS stations). Choices run the gamut from classic Boris Karloff to blaxploitation's Blacula to Troma's Toxic Avenger...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
26
 
 
Are you having a laugh? You certainly should when Ricky Gervais hosts January's freewheeling Golden Globe Awards ceremony on NBC...