December 7, 1991
I guess the Dodgers signed Eric Davis so Tom Lasorda wouldn't be lonesome on the bench. BILL STEIN Cambria
July 24, 2010 |
Poor little Sally Draper. Her mother is cold and critical, her womanizing father's moving out of the family home and her beloved grandfather, the only adult who seemed to truly care about her, has just died unexpectedly. Should it come as any surprise, then, that the adorable tween could go off the deep end in the new season of AMC's "Mad Men," which premieres Sunday? "There will be some shocking moments with Sally," said 10-year-old Kiernan Shipka, who originated the character and nurtured her along to full-time cast status this season.
June 16, 2008 |
When "Weeds" premiered on Showtime, it seemed the quintessential suburban satire: Widowed stay-at-home mom accidentally becomes pot dealer and finds her inner gangsta amid the manicured lawns and granite-countered hypocrisy of a Southern California planned community. What creator Jenji Kohan may not have counted on was that her cast and characters would so quickly become literally too cool for the 'burbs.
March 24, 2012 |
After last year's season finale of "The Killing" generated howls of indignation, the show's blindsided creative team began worriedly plotting to win back their audience. What if the show's central mystery was answered — something implicitly promised in its first season promotional campaign "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" — in the opening episode of the new season, which begins April 1? After lengthy discussions, executives at AMC and the show's production company, Fox Television Studios, ultimately decided against the highly unusual step, according to a person familiar with those talks who was not authorized to speak about them publicly.
January 18, 2014 |
Hang on to your deerstalker cap: Sherlock Holmes is not dead. This news may come as a shock to some, not least to John Watson, the doctor played by Martin Freeman in "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories. The critically acclaimed show, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the title detective, returns to PBS on Sunday. The new season picks up two years after the last one left off, with Holmes having faked his own death by supposedly leaping from St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
December 31, 2011 |
During the depths of the NBA lockout, when the 2011-12 season was hanging by a shoelace, disenchanted fans took to blogs and social media to proclaim they would never return after owners and players stopped feuding. Ask those fans what they think now, a week into the season, and you might not get an immediate response. They're busy marveling over Kevin Durant's clutch shooting for Oklahoma City, Kobe Bryant's ability to prove age is only a number, Chicago's Derrick Rose reprising his MVP exploits, and the Clippers' efforts to become relevant.
October 25, 2008
Those Clippers ads are something: New Team, New Attitude, New Season They forgot to add, Same Results: Losing Patrick Drohan Monrovia
October 19, 1986
The best "show" of the new season is the California raisin commercial. My only criticism--it's too short! Michele Byer, Los Angeles
October 20, 1985
The much-touted "new season" has arrived with the usual thud. I am a script typist and I want the world to know that the lack of good programming is not due to the lack of good material. There are innovative, imaginative writers doing splendid stories that never sell simply because these writers do not have the contacts with the insiders, and the insiders do not have the fortitude to attempt anything different. So we are deluged each fall with the hype about the "new season," only to find it's the same boring detective/doctor/sitcom mindlessness.