Linda Holmes shares 50 wonderful things at NPR’s Monkey See blog.
Actor and director (Son of Blob) Larry Hagman has died. The Guardian has an obituary. Joe O’Shea wrote a profile on Hagman’s birthday last September, which included Hagman talking about what he wanted done with his remains: “I would like to be minced. Did you ever see Fargo, […]
At Paleofuture, Novak watches The Jetsons and the debates about television depicted in the episode, “Elroy’s Tv Show”: “The episode highlights the perennial debate over the role of TV programming in the American home. The latter half of the 20th century saw numerous fights over the regulation of TV […]
Sherman Hemsley has died. Hemsley was most famous as George Jefferson on the tv show, The Jeffersons and Deacon Ernest Frye in Amen. “Years after [The Jeffersons] ended, Hemsley frequently encountered fans who asked him to reenact George’s famous strut from the show’s opening credits. Hemsley said it […]
Breaking Bad re-imagined as an ABC sitcom.
At The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum feels compelled to defend30 Rock character Liz Lemon in the face of recent “Liz Hate.” “[O]ne of the most radical things about 30 Rock [has always been] the way it has continually punctured Liz’s image of herself as a spunky brunette underdog.” […]