The Curse of Oak Island

The Curse of Oak Island

Tales of buried treasure never seem to die… they just get passed down from one generation to the next. Surely some of the treasures eventually come to light; others won’t. And still others are complete fabrications. (My pet theory: the more complex the backstory, the...
TBS’ Separation Anxiety

TBS’ Separation Anxiety

“Separation Anxiety” – and I am not referring to the psychological disorder – is a primetime gameshow from TBS that is a modern update (with a twist) of the 1960s “The Newlywed Game.” The predecessor show was based on the premise that newlyweds may not know one...
TNT’s Good Behavior

TNT’s Good Behavior

Being a huge fan of the PBS hit-series, “Downton Abbey,” I couldn’t resist watching a British talk show with Michelle Dockery, who played the icy, aristocratic Lady Mary Crawley. Given her on-air persona, the talk show host just assumed that Ms. Dockery came from some...
Discovery’s Dual Survival Ratings Analysis

Discovery’s Dual Survival Ratings Analysis

My Adirondack summer camp counselors thought the world of my older brother. On over-night hikes, he always volunteered to carry the heaviest pack and had the stamina to set the pace for the rest of us. No trail was too rough for him, and when it disappeared into a...
If Loving You is Wrong

If Loving You is Wrong

Today, Luther Ingram isn’t exactly a household name, but in the early 1970s he lit up the music world with a #1 R&B Billboard Hit, “If Loving You is Wrong.” In its day, the lyrics were quite risqué as Ingram portrayed a married man carrying out an illicit affair...
Cooks vs. Cons

Cooks vs. Cons

At a time when real news is positioned as “fake news” (and vice-versa), how apropos the title for this cooking contest show, “Cooks vs Cons.” But don’t let the title fool you… the “cons” in the show are a very talented group of everyday, amateur home chefs posing as...