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‘Odd Couple’ Won’t Last

posted by jtotey

Neil Simon’s original play, The Odd Couple is a comedy classic that no TV sitcom incarnation has given the story any justice. The 1970-1975 version with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman came the closest, but it pales in comparison to […]

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‘Marry Me’ Features Too Much Banter, Too Little Plot

posted by jtotey

For a couple of years, the ABC and a few choice critics were trying to tell us that the sitcom, Happy Endings was worth watching. It wasn’t. While witty banter will make for a good scene every now and then, […]

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Angus T. Jones: No More a Half-Man

posted by jtotey

In a world where former child star actors and singers go off the rails in their behavior and faith, one is actually going in the opposite direction. Angus T. Jones, the former “half-man” in the CBS sitcom, Two and a […]

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Comedians Shine in ‘Kirstie’

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Kirstie Alley has had her ups and downs over the years from her start as a Vulcan in the Star Trek II movie to her most recent stint on Dancing with the Stars where she proved that she is still […]

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TV: There's Nothing New Under the Sun
What may be new on TV this fall you've already seen. Sort of. It's deja vu all over again in TV land. Just this week, NBC announced that it had greenlit a 13-episode order of Coach, a new sitcom based on the old one but

posted 1:46:01pm Mar. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Andrea Logan White is No Mean Girl
Last fall I was treated to an on-site visit for the production of Do You Believe in Michigan. While there, I got a chance to speak to Andrea Logan White about her role in the film, her marriage an

posted 2:27:26am Mar. 27, 2015 | read full post »

'Insurgent' Carries on the Story with no Point
I have never read the Divergent series of books by Veronica Roth, but I have been told that the third b

posted 7:29:43am Mar. 20, 2015 | read full post »

'Divergent' is a Good Movie Without a Point
What is it with teens and dystopian thrillers? They are depressing, full of teen angst and the storylines are obsessed with death. But the books have b

posted 6:36:33am Mar. 20, 2015 | read full post »

'One Big Happy' is a Mess
I am not one to just to jump on t

posted 3:26:19am Mar. 19, 2015 | read full post »

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