A sweet-natured comedy about a reluctant pontiff, "We Have a Pope" bumbles from set piece to set piece without getting anywhere.
Andy Griffith always saved room for Aunt Bee's rhubarb pie. The Brady bunch couldn't wait for Alice's meatloaf. It's not Sunday in Tony Soprano's house without gravy. And everyone knows that Don Draper enjoys an old fashioned now and then.
Marty Kaan is TV's first black antihero, and he demands to be judged by the perfectly dreadful content of his character, rather than the totally irrelevant color of his skin.
Though the debt ceiling debate has ended up a twisted wad of belligerence, at least it has prompted the million-dollar question: Is Congress stuck on stupid or stuck in neutral?
"Even at its creative pinnacle, HBO's drama 'Big Love' never managed to rise into the top tier of great television. And the reason came down to a surprisingly simple element," writes Tim Goodman at the Hollywood Reporter
Masters of disaster
Scratch a liberal and you may find a Hillary hater. A lot of men and women on the left can't stand her. The attitude of these women is both visceral and intellectual. They despise her pretense of being a "feminist" because she so compromised herself in her relationship with Bill. More important, they can't bear her torturous explanations of why she voted to go to war in Iraq.
In February 1946, George Orwell published another of his essays in the best British tradition. It was civilized, thoughtful and not without humor. It displayed a sense of the past and put the present in perspective. It was about murder.
NEW YORK -- The songwriters of Journey's power ballad "Don't Stop Believin' " were "jumping up and down" when they learned a few weeks ago that it had been licensed for use in the final episode of "The Sopranos."