Omar coming to a TV near you — October 25, 2011

Omar coming to a TV near you

The Audience Network will re-air “The Wire,” the greatest TV show ever, beginning Sunday, Oct. 30. So, if you subscribe to DirecTV, there’s no excuse – you must watch the acclaimed series, which focuses on the Baltimore drug trade and the city’s ineffective bureaucracies.

Of course, even if you don’t have DirecTV, you can always catch the show on Netflix, buy all five seasons or “borrow” them from a friend. Before you know it, you’ll think of 40-degree days and WMDs differently, visit exotic locales like Hamsterdam and wish the husky-voiced Slim Charles were reading bedtime stories to you. You’ll also meet a host of intriguing characters, Slim Charles included. Allow me to introduce a few more. Continue reading

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‘The Office’ and me: Can this marriage be saved? — October 4, 2011
All I really need to know I learned on soap operas — September 20, 2011

All I really need to know I learned on soap operas

With “All My Children” scheduled to go off the air this week — and with “One Life to Live” following suit in a few months — it’s time to acknowledge the educational value of soap operas.

For instance, I learned the alphabet from watching soaps. A is for amnesia (and adultery), B is for blackmail (and bigamy), C is for corruption (and conniving), etc. Those were mighty big words for a little girl, so that’s why I credit the stories with helping develop my vocabulary and spelling skills as well. Continue reading

Hillbilly Handfishin’ as kinky as it sounds — September 8, 2011
Emmys ‘justified’ in nominating show’s actors — July 17, 2011