Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
NBC trumpets a new season with an Aaron Sorkin series that lyrically sings of insider insights
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Aaron Sorkin is no "Kookie" Burns. But then "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" is in a different neighborhood than "77 Sunset Strip," the hip seminal series of the late '50s/early '60s, in which Edd Burns' "Kookie," comb ever at the quick, was as slick a private dick as any detective show ever offered. Yet in a way, both "60"...
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Wedded bliss? Wedded blitz is the rat-a-tat-tat of spousal firefare going on between martyred marrieds Eddie (Brad Garrett) and Joy -- hah! -- Stark (Joely Fisher) in a battlefield that makes "War of the Roses" look like its mined with sparklers. Caught in the crossfire of their verbal bullets, next-door neighbors Steph (Kat Foster) and Jeff Woodcock (Eddie Kaye Thomas)...
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Oh, baby, one "Last Kiss ... " Bye, bye Birdie? No -- bring back Braff! Zach Braff has bragging rights to the age of innocence since his golden "Garden State" took its toll on movie-goers hearts two years ago, generating acclaim and applause for hitting the spot with its examination of Generation X. Why "Z" is returning to the big...
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ABC miniseries offers a serious and affecting look back ... and forward
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How does a nation benumbed and benighted by a nightmare commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragedy that rained down ash on it like confetti of chaos dancing darkly in the streets? With hope. Such is the hope of producers more sanguine than sensationalistic as they set up a series of special memorial movies in anticipation of 9/11/06. Perhaps the...
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How best to bid welcome to a new national Jewish TV network? Wilkommen? Bienvenue? Welcome? This is cable TV; not "Cabaret." So ... Shalom, Shalom TV. It's a greeting worth savoring, for Shalom, in bidding hello locally, is also bidding for national prominence by staking its network roots first in Philadelphia, where it has established a relationship with Comcast for...
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