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Knock me over with a feather

Posted by on Nov 28, 2008 in Palaver, TV | 1 comment

Rosie O’Donnell put on an old-fashioned variety show last night. If you weren’t aware of the fact, you’ve got company: 295,000,000 Americans somehow missed the broadcast. How’d Rosie do? Depends on whom you ask. Some say she bombed, while others contend she bombed. One glass-half-full critic boldly contends that she bombed but had a...

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‘Fitting network TV for a toe tag’

Posted by on Aug 25, 2008 in Palaver, TV |

Great headline, great piece at Wired by Mark Harris. How much Big 4 network TV does anybody watch anymore? Racking brain … OK, I confess my family got hooked on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” couples edition last year; DVR made it bearable. But that was a freak show, and it didn’t build any sort of loyalty in me. I had to search to...

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Top 5 sitcoms

Posted by on Aug 21, 2008 in Palaver, TV | 9 comments

Was listening to jazz in the car last night and along came somebody’s interpretation of the “Odd Couple” theme song (which turns out to have been written by Neal Hefti). It occurred to me that the show was one of my all-time favorites but had vanished from my radar; guess I need to watch more TVland. “The Odd Couple” ran from...

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