DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

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MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2017
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Acorn TV’s latest import Good Karma Hospital is reliably predictable and totally enjoyable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Today’s rare occurrence of a total solar eclipse, an event tracked today in a narrow swath across the entire continental United States, is so monumental – and, to most of us at TVWW, so universally cool – that it eclipses all other programming on TV today. At least on Bianculli’s Best Bets, which today provides an all-eclipse addition. Science Channel is the most prominent to go on cable, and will be providing live coverage, from coast to coast, as the celestial event wor
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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While Science Channel is televising the eclipse live all day, other TV operations are recording it for their own purposes, and not just for live streaming sites. On PBS, for example, the venerable science series Nova is presenting a special tonight that not only presents the best eclipse views from across the country, but also people’s reactions to them. For full previews of this TV event, on Nova and elsewhere, see Alec Strachan’s TV That Matters and David Hinckley’s All Along
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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And after following and televising the events visible in the U.S. path of the 2017 solar eclipse, and doing it live, Science Channel crashes on deadline to present its own prime-time special: The Great American Eclipse. And it’s scheduled to stress not only the best images from the clearest skies across the country, but also tastes of the many experiments being carried out during the eclipse itself. One important TVWW reminder: If you’re going outside to witness the eclipse yourself,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Bill Brioux looks back on Jerry Lewis' long-reaching legacy, his views on the television medium and a press tour encounter in 2011...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
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When NBA veteran Stephen Jackson volunteered that he loves Survivor’s Remorse, RonReaco Lee figured the show must be getting something right...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
The most thorough way to view the Great American Eclipse on Monday would be to start on the coast of Oregon at 1:15 p.m. ET, then drive across country to the coast of South Carolina at approximately 1,600 miles per hour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Last week, one character looked to another and asked, “What happened?” And the other character answered, “I don’t know. Something.” Welcome to Twin Peaks: The Return, on the down slope. It’s as inscrutable as ever… but last week, I did find myself staring intently at the screen, either wondering what was happening, or waiting for something to. But it’s definitely got me watching again, with, among other things, Andy taking his trip to somewhere el
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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This week’s installment is called Isn’t It Ironic?, and is all about the music of that decade – from the rise of hip hop to the ascendance of Alanis Morissette. Hence the episode’s title.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
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Some battle lines were drawn last week, some alliances formed, and some knees bent – but the biggest move forward, as this series approaches its end game, was Jon Snow’s mission to head north, to the other side of the wall, to capture and bring back a member of the undead army. The plan, I guess, is to bring back living proof of the non-living – but it won’t be easy.