I'm a television critic for @Variety, a former juror for the @PeabodyAwards and on the board of @OfficialTCA.

TV Review: CW’s ‘No Tomorrow’ Unleashes the Charming Apocalypse

variety.com — Leave it to the CW to come up with an optimistic apocalypse. The low-key but charming " No Tomorrow " is everything that "The Walking Dead" is not (and that's no knock on the latter - there's room in this vast television universe for all kinds of doom-laden scenarios).

‘You’re the Worst’ Recap: Edgar’s Terrible Day Anchors a Great Episode

variety.com — Do not read on unless you've seen "Twenty-Two," Wednesday's episode of FXX's "You're the Worst." And if you haven't the episode (or the show), rectify that situation as soon as you can. I laughed out loud several times during "Twenty-Two," which is one of many compliments this spectacular episode deserves.

TV Review: ‘Westworld’

variety.com — A beautifully restored old train deposits visitors in Sweetwater, a manufactured Old West town and the central settlement within " Westworld," the role-playing resort in which paying customers can bring their most elaborate fantasies to life, setting out on frontier adventures or staying in the saloons to whoop it up.

Sorting Through TV’s Long Tail to Find the Gems, and a Book That Helps With That

variety.com — We are on pace to close out 2016 with more than 430 scripted primetime programs across cable, streaming, and broadcast. If you use the rule of thumb that 10% of any artistic endeavor is worthwhile, that means there are at least 40 outstanding TV shows on television.

‘Mr. Robot’ Season Finale Recap: We Finally Got the Real Deal

variety.com — Do not read on unless you've seen "eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z," the Season Two finale of "Mr. Robot." At one point, USA had planned to show last week's episode of "Mr. Robot" and this week's on one night, as a two-episode block. I'm glad that the network spread out the episodes, because there was a lot to process in each of them.

Emmys 2016: Diversity, Jimmy Kimmel and More Lessons Learned

variety.com — What should the industry remember about the 68th annual Primetime Emmy derby? Variety TV critics Maureen Ryan and Sonia Saraiya break down the highs and lows. SEE MORE: Awards: The Contenders This story first appeared in the September 21, 2016 issue of Variety. Diversity works.

TV Review: ‘The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey’

Emmy Awards | Primetime Emmys News, Pictures & Video | Variety

variety.com — By Sonia Saraiya and Maureen Ryan It was a weird night at the Emmys. Although frontrunners "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," "Veep," and "Game Of Thrones" won the major awards, individual honors in acting and...

TV Review: ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘MacGyver’ And When Remakes Go Wrong

variety.com — Nostalgia for the semi-recent past is everywhere in television: Shows set in the '80s and '90s or that tweak legacy properties have become common. Networks want to break through the pop-culture clutter with known quantities, and even new series have found nuggets of thematic and aesthetic gold in the pre-millennial era.

Variety’s TV Critics Dish on 2016’s Emmy Winners: Did the TV Academy Get It Right?

variety.com — It was a weird night at the Emmys. Although frontrunners "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," "Veep," and " Game Of Thrones " won the major awards, individual honors in acting and specific callouts for writing and directing went in unexpected directions. Sometimes, those were pleasant surprises, and otherwise, not so much.
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Sep 30, 2016

@3JV_Productions would love to hear your opinion of WW if you watch! You clearly know the source material well :)

Sep 30, 2016

@3JV_Productions thanks for reading! There was a wide range of opinion on this one. If you want other takes:  http://www.metacritic.com/tv/westworld  :)

Sep 30, 2016

@3JV_Productions many thanks for your kind words--about the pieces & about our beloved kitty! I should go back and read all that...

Sep 30, 2016

@3JV_Productions so kind of you to ask! She went to Ninja heaven about six months after that. We took good care of her but it was her time.

Sep 30, 2016

My review of #Westworld (Sunday/HBO). Quite possibly fodder for the thinkpiece-industrial complex this fall  http://variety.com/2016/tv/reviews/westworld-review-hbo-evan-rachel-wood-1201867496/ 

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