Articles & Miscellaneous


  • 11/6/1999. Try, Try Again, NBC — A brief gripe column about NBC's itchy trigger finger in canceling Homicide for the now-canceled loser, Cold Feet.
  • 1/8/2001. Network TV's New Pandering Low — Great, just what we needed: a reality show called "Temptation Island." I say we vote all these loser onto an island and force them to stay there.
  • 3/24/2001. Pandering Fails to Capture X-treme Audience — If "Temptation Island" was a success, at least I can take comfort in the XFL sucking it up. This is the kind of disaster that happens when a network loses its sanity after losing all its NFL contracts.
  • 3/17/2002. Documentary review: "9/11" — A look at the riveting photographed account of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.
  • 8/31/2002. Resistance Is Futile: You Will All Become One With the Sisterhood — My rant on MTV's latest idiotic "reality" series, "Sorority Life," where individuality is perceived as a threat.
  • 3/12/2003. Why I Hate the Fox News Channel — Watch as political commentary becomes a witless bar fight. Seriously, I blame the sorry, divisive state of political dialog in this country on the likes networks like Fox, which prefer fighting to listening.
  • 6/30/2003. Busey's With Dumbass — "I'm With Busey," and especially that awful Adam guy, needs to go away. Far, far away from any television set anywhere.
  • 8/15/2003. Summer of Serialization — Nothing new in prime time, so I turn my attention to The Wire and The Sopranos. Two great shows that know better than to air on broadcast networks.
  • 3/4/2004. Review: America's Next Top Model — Jammer takes a critical, in-depth look at this UPN reality series focusing on the subtleties of the fashion industry. And when we say in-depth, we mean in-depth.
  • 3/4/2004. Hey, Promo Guy: You're Fired — For the love of God, find a new way to advertise your shows, NBC. Using the same clip for an entire season is lazy and lame.
  • 8/9/2005. Review: Too Late With Adam Corolla — Also known as, how to fill half an hour with two minutes of content. To think that this show once occupied the spot now filled by The Colbert Report. Amazing.
  • 4/20/2006. If You Haven't Already, Go Watch The Shield — Seriously, why haven't you watched this show? It's as good as the hype implies. Probably better. Ingenious plots, breathless momentum, mind-boggling situations, memorable characters and dialog.
  • 2/28/2007. CNN Is a Joke — A month after Anna Nicole's Smith's death, CNN is covering the "story" like tabloid whores. Here's a news flash: Smith is no longer "breaking news." Get a clue, CNN.
  • 11/2/2015. New Trek Series Coming in 2017 — A new Trek series has been announced and it will be streamed on CBS' digital subscription service. I offer a few thoughts and solicit your comments.
  • 8/15/2016. Discuss the latest on Star Trek: Discovery — As more details emerge about the latest Trek series I offer up some reactions and open the discussion for your comments.

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