Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Unfinished Tuesday

As I've noted here before, I've really been disappointed with the path the Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" has taken in recent months.  The show now resembles Dr. Phil, with Robert Irvine helping broken families more than broken restaurants.  However, last week's holiday edition was nothing short of outstanding.  Irvine and his team rebuilt a pancake house and a volunteer fire station at the Jersey Shore.  I'm sure it will be on again.  Check it out.

I can't say how much I really enjoyed Bob Barker's appearance on "The Price is Right" Thursday morning.  Bob was back to celebrate his 90th birthday.  The man is a class act.  Trivia:  Bob was the third choice to host the show when it hit the air in 1972.  He stayed 35 years.  Not bad.  Drew Carey does a great job.

The head of CNN says he wants more shows and less newscasts.  Yikes!  Outside of the networks at 6:30 PM, is there any place to get a clean, solid, unbiased national newscast?

Time's "Person of the Year" usually sparks a lot of debate.  There doesn't seem to be much disagreement over the choice of Pope Francis.

It was nice seeing the "Murphy Brown" cast on a recent "Katie" episode.  The first few years were as good as any sitcom on TV.

James Spader and Jim Parsons received well deserved Golden Globes nominations.  Unfortunately, the snarky hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will render the awards broadcast unwatchable.