The other night a friend's teenage daughter showed me a photo of her senior prom dress. You know, what we used to call "gowns." It was beautiful, bare midriff and all. "Bare midriff?!" I turned to her mother, a little shocked. "Is that her belly button?? She's not quite 18!" She laughed. "It's . . .
I was 10 years old when we went into space for the first time and I remember it like it was yesterday. The excitement. The anxiety at Alan Shephard's welfare. The knowledge that history was being made. Those feelings are rekindled in me for an hour each week as I go back in time with new ABC show, . . .
Donald Trump Deprive a fire of oxygen and it will be snuffed out. Deprive the the bombastic Donald Trump of media coverage and he will disappear into oblivion. Which is where he belongs. Blaming the media completely for this. Media, stop giving him air time and he will go away. The entire K . . .
Jane Fonda is 77. OMG. 77! When did THAT happen? She's playing a 70 year old on our new obsession, the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, and she is good. She's awfully thin, though, so much so that it always looks to me like her bones could just snap. But oh-so-beautiful. She had significant . . .
When Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer and television cameras to tell the world that he was going through a transgender transition, she was met with compassion and support, for the most part. The public seemed to respond to his heartfelt description of the lie he'd lived for 65 years and . . .
Nothing stays the same, and sometimes, that makes us sad. In that vein, we said goodbye this week to a series that was almost universally loved for its pitch-perfect depiction of life in an advertising agency in the 1960s and early 1970s. We'd watched Mad Men since the start (was it only 2007?), . . .
This began as a post about film and movies jumping the shark--a term coined years ago to describe the point in the cycle of a TV show where it starts to decline in quality. For example: My dear Shonda Rimes and her team do some fabulous writing on Grey's Anatomy. In the past, the team seemed to . . .
Pardon me while I dry my tears. I just finished the two-hour Season 5 finale of Downton Abbey and it was everything I'd hoped it would be. I'll label spoilers later on so you can skip through them, but first, a few other words. Maggie Smith is 80 now and this week said that next season will be her . . .
SPOILER ALERT! This post discusses the second last episode, which hints at the season ending. It's coming. The second-to-last-season of Downton Abbey will end this weekend and so will the series next year. The Grantham House family--and I include the servants in that--have grown on me over the . . .
James Lipton is almost 90 now (can you believe it?), but he's still hosting Inside the Actors Studio interviews and I still love the questions he asks of the actors he interviews. I consider them great life questions, actually. So, taking the idea from a fellow blogger, I thought I'd take a stab at . . .