I'm the television critic for The Huffington Post, a juror for the @PeabodyAwards and on the board of @OfficialTCA.

Netflix, Binging And Quality Control In The Age Of Peak TV

huffingtonpost.com — Matt Singer posed a timely question today: Why is it that the original programs made by Netflix -- the place that perfected binge-viewing -- aren't necessarily all that binge-able? By downplaying the importance of individual episodes in favor of longform narratives, the company has also downplayed the propulsive storytelling style and shocking cliffhangers that define the best binge-watch shows.
Aug 27, 2015

Pls read! Thoughts on quality, binge-worthy TV, Netflix, Amazon, arrogance & the role of executives in #PeakTV era huffingtonpost.com/entry/netflix-…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @moryan: Pls read! Thoughts on quality, binge-worthy TV, Netflix, Amazon, arrogance & the role of executives in #PeakTV era http://t.co/…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @moryan: Pls read! Thoughts on quality, binge-worthy TV, Netflix, Amazon, arrogance & the role of executives in #PeakTV era http://t.co/…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @moryan: Pls read! Thoughts on quality, binge-worthy TV, Netflix, Amazon, arrogance & the role of executives in #PeakTV era http://t.co/…

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The Most Dangerous Antihero On TV Is ... The Star Of Comedy Central's 'Review'?

huffingtonpost.com — Occasionally Forrest MacNeil, the protagonist of " Review," realizes just how badly his life is going. At the end of the most recent installment of the Comedy Central show, which depicted extensive plastic surgery as well as a cult indoctrination gone very, very wrong, he thinks he's identified the culprit.
Aug 26, 2015

My interview with Andy Daly, the star of #Review, a strange and subversive gem on Comedy Central huffingtonpost.com/entry/review-a…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @moryan: My interview with Andy Daly, the star of #Review, a strange and subversive gem on Comedy Central huffingtonpost.com/entry/review-a…

Aug 27, 2015

ICYMI: @TVsAndyDaly on anti-heroes, Andy Kaufman & his addictive comedy, #Review. At the end, he rates the interview huffingtonpost.com/entry/review-a…

Why Is Television Losing Women Writers? Veteran Producers Weigh In

huffingtonpost.com — As the fall TV season approaches, it's worth taking a closer look at the people who have created and written the scripted fare you'll see. In the 2006-2007 television season, 35 percent of the writers of broadcast network, prime-time programs were women, according to an annual study by San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.
Aug 18, 2015

Don't forget: We HAD a TV retrenchment circa '07 writers strike. In its wake, diversity in writers rooms plummeted huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/08/wom…

'Rectify' Creator Says Award-Winning Drama May End Soon

huffingtonpost.com — " Rectify " ends its finely wrought third season Thursday, and it's probably not wise for fans to expect another three seasons of the Sundance TV drama. "I think we're getting near the end" of the story of former death row prisoner Daniel Holden, creator Ray McKinnon said in a recent interview.
Aug 14, 2015

RT @moryan: Sorry, broken link earlier. My interview with #Rectify creator Ray McKinnon. No spoilers. huffingtonpost.com/entry/rectify-…

Aug 13, 2015

Sorry, broken link earlier. My interview with #Rectify creator Ray McKinnon. No spoilers. huffingtonpost.com/entry/rectify-…

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Stephen Colbert 'Prays' Trump Stays In Presidential Race

huffingtonpost.com — Stephen Colbert on Monday joked that he "prays" Donald Trump stays in the presidential race so Colbert can make jokes about him when "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" debuts on CBS Sept. 8.
Aug 10, 2015

Stephen Colbert on praying Trump Stays In Presidential Race, talks Jon Stewart's last episode #TCA15 m.huffpost.com/us/entry/55c94…?

'Fargo' Season 2: Murder, Reagan And An All-Star Cast

huffingtonpost.com — The first season of " Fargo" was widely acclaimed and award-winning, but at a press event for Season 2, some cast members had an admission to make (which is only appropriate for a show about crime).

'Empire' Will Make You Scream In Season 2

huffingtonpost.com — The plans for the second season of " Empire " sound as though they came straight from Cookie Lyon herself: "We're here to f**k this s**t up." Taraji P. Henson laughed at a a press panel for the show on Thursday as she uttered that sentence, which she said was a direct quote from an on-set conversation between the "Empire" actress and the show's executive producer, Ilene Chaiken.

'True Detective' Drinking Games That Could Kill You

huffingtonpost.com — Because I don't want you to die, I want to warn you away from the " True Detective " drinking games that the kids have been going wild for lately. Here's how to avoid said drinking games, unless you have a death wish: Don't drink every time an actor struggles with an overwritten line of dialogue.
Aug 05, 2015

#TrueDetectiveSeason2: Avoid these drinking games unless you want to die huffingtonpost.com/entry/true-det… What worked, what didn't, why I kept with it

Aug 06, 2015

My take on Season 2 of #TrueDetective plus a few True D drinking games you should avoid huffingtonpost.com/entry/true-det…

Aug 09, 2015

Pre-finale musings on True Detective. It had a nervous breakdown in S2 but can't deny McAdams, Ferrell huffingtonpost.com/entry/true-det… #IstanforStan

Miss Piggy Says Her Breakup With Kermit Will Be 'Great For Moi's Stardom'

huffingtonpost.com — Kermit and Miss Piggy have definitely broken up, and the porcine star is 100 percent fine with that. She's got a new show this fall, and at a press appearance, she was focused on the positive. "This will be great for moi's stardom," she said during an ABC panel at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Aug 04, 2015

I wrote a brief story about The Muppets TV show & I used the phrase "pignificant other" and I'm not sorry huffingtonpost.com/entry/miss-pig…

Aug 04, 2015

RT @moryan: I wrote a brief story about The Muppets TV show & I used the phrase "pignificant other" and I'm not sorry huffingtonpost.com/entry/miss-pig…

'Strike Back,' Nostalgia And Knowing When To Say Goodbye

huffingtonpost.com — There was a minor hue and cry the other day when it emerged that the fourth season of " Banshee" would be the show's last. It was a pretty tiny ripple in the space-time continuum, given that "Banshee" is a cult action show on Cinemax.
Jul 31, 2015

It's the final season of #StrikeBack & though I'll be sad to see it go, it's time. My review: huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/31/str…

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Sep 01, 2015

@katfindsfish good points! But I think both have audiences that can & will grow. If I have anything to say about it, that is ;)

Sep 01, 2015

@nprmonkeysee @gilbertcruz ok but just ignore that and go straight to Peaky Blinders.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @saladinahmed: I am at the toy store, and I have seen the place that childhood goes to die. pic.twitter.com/rrC189Su9D

Sep 01, 2015

@sternbergh Present Me thinks they're both incompetent nitwits.

Sep 01, 2015

@andygreenwald by people that were paid in American dollars, not sea shells or Skittles.

Sep 01, 2015

@taffyakner @sternbergh would be so much more polite of the future to stay in the future.

Sep 01, 2015

@sternbergh Past Me always thinks Future Me has soo much spare time.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @AlanaMassey: God bless the photo editor who was like "Let's clear up right away that the man who said this is a complete moron" pic.twitter.com/oG80S9HnPR


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