Assessing the Final Season and the Series As A Whole

Warning: Spoilers for the entire fourth season and the season finale of The Sinner BELOW:

On Wednesday the fourth — and as we now know, final — season of USA’s slow drip procedural The Sinner came to an end. The…

Conclusion: The Reasons Some People Watch Succession — And It’s More Shocking Than Anything The Roys Do

So Succession isn’t original and it wasn’t even the best show on the air with a billionaire protagonist when it debuted. Why then do so many people watch it? …

Why Billions Had It Completely over Succession

About a month ago I wrote a long article in which I explained the flaws with a series I loved over the past five years, Showtime’s Billions. I stand by my statements but I also stand my original appraisal of the series in…

Why Its Win At The Oscars Couldn’t Have Happened Before — Or Since

As someone who has studied the Academy Awards even longer than he has studied television, I’m fairly certain that Silence of the Lambs probably couldn’t have won Best Picture in any other year.

Let’s start with something…

A Personal Tribute On The Passing of Stephen Sondheim

I am reluctant to write this column because it falls well outside the purview of writing on television and barely touches on writing on film. But the news of Friday, though it was less of a surprise, hit me and no…

And The Shocking Twist Ending to Its Shocking Ending

I don’t think there’s a viewer in the past two generations of television that can remember a period where Dick Wolf’s Law & Order was not on the air. It’s not just that it ran for 20 seasons. Or that it…

Why I Still Love A Million Little Things

There are some series you really wonder why they are, to quote Arthur Miller, ‘liked, but they’re not well liked.” I think about that every time I watch an episode of one of ABC’s greatest creations A Million Little Things. I will…

Streaming Is Where Are All The People Are…Or Are They?

Yesterday USA announced that the fourth season of the Bill Pullman slow-burn mystery drama The Sinner will be its last one. There will be time to consider whether it deserved to keep going another season, but this isn’t that article.

David B Morris

After years of laboring for love in my blog on TV, I have decided to expand my horizons by blogging about my great love to a new and hopefully wider field.

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