Idiot Box: When They See Us

If Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us were merely a fictional drama, it would be a beautifully acted, albeit infuriating, cautionary tale about the perversion of justice prompted by systematic racism of this country’s law enforcement, particularly in New York, and especially in the timeframe of the 1989 Central Park Jogger case. That the events … Continue reading Idiot Box: When They See Us

Idiot Box: 2019 Emmy Award Nominations

Finally got around to seeing the 2019 Emmy nominations, and, at first glance, a lot seems to be missing, until you remember that in order to be eligible, a show needed to have aired at least its first episode between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, hence past winners/nominees near-absenteeism (e.g. Big Little Lies, … Continue reading Idiot Box: 2019 Emmy Award Nominations

Reasons To Be GLEEful

Some quick thoughts on this year's Emmy Awards nominations. With 19 nods, TVs latest phenom, the enchanting wunderkind GLEE leads the pack at this years Emmy race, and as an unabashedly proud GLEEK, I couldn’t be happier (only HBOs miniseries THE PACIFIC garnered more noms - twenty-four!!!) Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison were shoo-ins for … Continue reading Reasons To Be GLEEful