Author: Marion Stein

Cable Viewers Demand Fewer Channels for Less Money

How many channels are you paying for that you never, ever watch? The days when viewers would brag how many hundreds of channels they get are 20 years gone, at least. Here is the meager handful of channels viewers say they actually want… and what they’re willing to pay for them.

Grace and Frankie: Going Through The Change

We can’t say the Republicans didn’t warn us… Marriage equality finally destroys not one, but two straight marriages! And Hollywood thinks we should find this funny?! Yeah, okay, we’re game. With two powerhouses in the title roles, Grace and Frankie may succeed if the writers can rise to the level of their leads.

Wayward Pines: Was That a Dinosaur?

In week three, Ethan’s wife and kid find themselves sucked into Wayward Pines, but Ethan doesn’t bother to tell them anything that might keep them from getting killed. Shockingly, that plan backfires on him. Before it’s all over, someone is dead and a perfectly good escape attempt is ruined.

Mad Men: The Real Thing

It’s the last Mad Men ever! Who will choose love? Who chooses work? Who chooses family? Who will suck so bad at love and family they have nothing left but work? Okay, yeah, that last one was always going to be Don. Get ready for life-changing decisions and tearful phone calls galore!

Wayward Pines: Paging Nurse Ratched!

Welcome to Wayward Pines. It’s got a two-word title and northwestern exposure like Twin Peaks, people are stuck in a mysterious place like Lost, and it has secret agents like The Prisoner. The only things missing are humor, originality, wit and irony. But it’s an M. Night Shyamalan joint so what did you expect?

Mad Men: Desperado

It’s the third to last Mad Men: Joan gets a new partner and makes Hobart an offer. Roger and Peggy share a special moment and both display hidden talents. Don goes on a road trip and encounters someone from his past.

Mad Men: California Dreamin'

Hijinks ensue when it looks like an underling forgot to pay the rent. Roger gets ready to fire some ladies. The overlords at McCann have some news. Stan and Peggy bond over an abandoned child. And Don comes up with a plan to save the day!