Shark Week 2017

Shark Week 2017

Somehow summer just wouldn’t be the same without the longest-running cable television event ever – the weeklong, legendary series from Discovery Channel, “Shark Week.” Since 1988, “Shark Week” has fascinated millions and millions of viewers not just in the United...
Preacher

Preacher

The first sermon I ever attended was delivered by a steely-eyed, Scots-Irish Presbyterian preacher who stood high over the congregation in a double-decker pulpit. What I heard that day was all fire and brimstone straight out of the Old Testament, and it was all quite...
Alone

Alone

History’s “Alone”, which returned for a fourth season on June 15th, 2017, is a reality-based survival series with a difference. Unlike better-known series, such as CBS’s long-running “Survivor”, “Alone” has no cameramen and crew awaiting just outside the camera lens...
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

If you’re a science-fiction buff, especially one who’s into deep space odysseys, then you’ll feel right at home with Syfy’s, “Dark Matter,” which got under way for a third season on June 9th. The show is reminiscent of several outer space movies, especially the 1979...
BET Awards 2017

BET Awards 2017

Every year brings a special performance that animates the Annual BET Awards, which airs for a 17th time on June 25th.  Last year was the hush, hush surprise appearance of Beyoncé, who opened the entire show (with Kendrick Lamar) singing their hit rap song, “Freedom”....
Queen of the South

Queen of the South

With a title like “Queen of the South,” you could almost imagine USA’s second year drama as some sort of western adventure series about a side-paddle steamer plying its trade up and down the Mississippi. There was in fact such a show in 1960 called, “Riverboat,”...