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...
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,”...
Food Network Star 2017

Food Network Star 2017

The Food Network has hit upon a clever way of finding (and maintaining) a stable of on-air talent — just create a cooking contest show that pits a dozen chefs against one another with the ultimate winner given his own Food Network series. It’s sort of like...