Category Archives: TV

The Shield

Commentary: The reason The Shield is television’s greatest drama is that it holds to the most basic rule of drama: characters act, and those actions have consequences. Events happen, not to make a point to us, but from what the … Continue reading

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LAT: ‘Cops’ creator John Langley dies during road race in Mexico

From the New York Times June 29, 2021: “In the Academy interview four years earlier, Mr. Langley addressed criticism about race in “Cops” by saying that while 60 to 70 percent of street crime was “caused by people of color,” … Continue reading

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Compulsive Viewing: The Inside Story Of Packer’s Nine Network

Here are some highlights from this 2000 book by Gerald Stone about Australia’s leading TV network of the time: * What does it take to become a television star? Performers may look like they are speaking directly to you — … Continue reading

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The McLaughlin Group

“It is not fun to watch public arguments between two people who legitimately hate each other, as they will inevitably spend 95 percent of the conversation pretending they’re cordial. Real enemies can only disagree once; after that, they will only … Continue reading

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WP: Television is getting more diverse. Here’s why it’s good for the business.

I prefer to see movies and television about people who are white and Jewish. Most people prefer to watch their own kind. Washington Post: By Lavanya Ramanathan November 29 This year, it became impossible to turn on your television without … Continue reading

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