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Missing Sammy Davis Jr., Twinkies

posted by mattaug

I just noticed that the late, great Sammy Davis Jr’s birthday, Dec. 8, came and went over the weekend. I miss the talented man, who broke down racial barriers through high great singing, dancing and even acting skills. Yes, even […]

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Here’s To You “Mr. Sacramento”!

posted by mattaug

Rush Limbaugh slips up at times, especially when he’s trying to be funny. He’s also an old-time values guy, which pleases some and turns off other radio listeners — usually the former as the man has forged a remarkable career. […]

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‘A Football Life’ Is Well Worth Watching

posted by mattaug

Growing up a New York sports fan I can be a little negative and jaded at times. How else can one possibly explain criticizing very successful teams like the Yankees and Giants? That brings me to Giants coach Tom Coughlin, […]

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Good Olympics NBC, But Where’s Bruce Jenner?

posted by mattaug

The London Olympics have to be considered a success with a mostly fun, if overblown, opening night and lots of great competitions. But my trainer the other day brought up a very interesting point in which I thought I should […]

Is ‘Bachelorette’ Winner Jef Holm Nicest Guy Ever?

posted by mattaug

It seems to me ‘Bachelorette’ winner Jef Holm went from being a top-5 candidate to ‘win’ the reality show by doing one thing in particular: Being the nicest guy in the world. The approach worked, as Holm won the heart […]

Dick Clark Rocked Until End…

posted by mattaug

I’ll admit it, I changed my tune on Dick Clark’s  Rockin’ New Year’s Eve party. Well, at least the program’s namesake, as co-host Ryan Seacrest and music acts like Lady GaGa are not my thing. I had been a little […]

Bella, Santorums Inspired In Political Run

posted by mattaug

It was a bit sad to see Rick Santorum step aside as a Republican presidential candidate Tuesday afternoon. While not a perfect candidate, none of them are, Santorum put up a heckuva fight for the nomination even as Mitt Romney […]

‘Rob’ Is Good Comedy Fare

posted by mattaug

Comedies with real laughs that are mostly inoffensive don’t come around often these days. ‘Rob’ is one such television program. The CBS comedy, starring ex-SNL’er Rob Schneider, is a crisply written, well-acted program that makes you laugh in pretty much […]

Great’n Peyton Manning

posted by mattaug

I am a New York Giants fan … first and foremost. But while I appreciate Eli Manning’s development as a quarterback and person, I can’t say enough good things about his older brother, Peyton, the perhaps soon-to-be ex Indianapolis Colts […]

Prime Time Improvement With Tim Allen

posted by mattaug

It’s tough not to like Tim Allen after all he’s been through. The great comedian and TV star once hit rock bottom, after all, with a drug trafficking charge that sent him to prison for over two years. He was […]

Five More Things I’m Thankful For On TV

posted by mattaug

I can’t get enough of Thanksgiving … the food or the sentiment. I also realized there were more things to list than I did in my previous feature about five things on television I am thankful for. Such as: Magazine […]

Duggars Deliver … In More Ways Than One

posted by mattaug

I am going to be a hypocrite here in today’s feature, but just a little bit. I often rail on reality shows, for instance, but in reality not all of them are bad. The Duggars on TLC, for instance, are […]

Don’t Keep Up With The Kardashians

posted by mattaug

Sorry for those of you who are “offended” if Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding was a set up to make millions of dollars and gain more viewers to the E! network reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. If […]

‘Downsized’ A Good Fit For TV

posted by mattaug

Reality TV has spawned plenty of garbage, but WE’s Downsized isn’t one such program. The program shows the real-life struggles of a decent hard-working family living near Phoenix, AZ. Todd and Laura Bruce and their seven children lived well before […]

“Phil Fun-phy” Is Inspiring, Funny

posted by mattaug

I can’t and won’t watch the ABC comedy Modern Family‘ in its entirety. I have my reasons, but that is for another blog post perhaps. The snippets I have seen of one of the dad’s, Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) , […]

Man, Woman, (Fairly) Wild

posted by mattaug

I watched two episodes of Man, Woman, Wild over the weekend and found it to be fairly wild. It takes some time to suspend your belief or disbelief that a couple, including a former Special Forces survival expert and ex-TV […]

Kate Gosselin: Working ‘Regular Jobs’ Is ‘Mediocre’

posted by mattaug

Perhaps she was still too upset and emotional about the end of her recently-cancelled reality series Kate Plus 8, but Kate Gosselin’s Monday morning interview on Today was quite revealing. Unfortunately for her, not in a good way as when […]

Denise Richards Just Says No To ‘Men’

posted by mattaug

I have seen some interviews with Denise Richards in recent months and I am impressed with her level-headedness and how well spoken she is. Was she really once married to Charlie Sheen? That’s really intended to be a compliment to […]

TLC Pulls Plug: Viewers Could No Longer Relate To Kate Gosselin

posted by mattaug

I don’t get any joy from Monday night’s news that TLC has pulled the plug on its reality show Kate Plus Eight. I feel sadness for a woman, Kate Gosselin, whose life has changed so much due to fame and […]

Jerry Springer’s ‘Baggage’ More Like Garbage

posted by mattaug

Silly me. I thought Game Show Network was supposed to be a bunch of old ‘classic’ game shows with a few new ones sprinkled in. I turned it on the other night by accident, looking for Nick at Nite, and […]

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This TV Critic Hopes Twitter Is Here To Stay!
A recent newspaper article that indicated Twitter is some kind of fad that could come and go in the next few years seems kind of sad to me. The great equalizer in our society isn't economic or legal or anythin

posted 5:04:10pm Dec. 12, 2012 | read full post »

Missing Sammy Davis Jr., Twinkies
I just noticed that the late, great Sammy Davis Jr's birthday, Dec. 8, came and went over the weekend. I miss the talented man, who broke down racial barriers through high great singing, dancing and even acting skills. Yes, even the latter, as judged by his appearance on the TV classic "All in

posted 8:22:23am Dec. 12, 2012 | read full post »

Daymond John Is One Cool 'Shark'
Inspiring people who are role-models are often difficult to come by when it comes to today’s television shows. Programs are often so full of rude, crude and offensive behavior from people with the same qualit

posted 1:39:27pm Dec. 10, 2012 | read full post »

On Thin Ice: Are NHL Owners Bargaining In Good Faith With Players?
I'm a strange 'cat', I'll admit it. Just ab0ut completely broke all the time, yet I am as conservative as the day is long. And I always will be. In a similar way, I have always been among the working middle class, or poor, lol, but tend to see things in the owner's point of view in many res

posted 6:23:34pm Dec. 07, 2012 | read full post »

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