December 24, 2007 David Bianculli, Fresh Air TV critic, shares his picks for the best television of 2007 and says he's looking forward to the 2008 seasons of ABC's Lost and HBO's The Wire. Bianculli is the author of Teleliteracy and Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses, and Events.
November 13, 2007 Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, creators of Thirtysomething and executive producers of My So-Called Life, are making news again with a new series. It's called Quarterlife, and it's airing not on TV, but in short, six-to-an-hour episodes on the Web. Some pundits are touting it as an alternative for audiences during the ongoing Hollywood writers' strike. Critic David Bianculli, who's working on the Web himself now at TVWorthWatching.com, has a review.
September 7, 2007 Fresh Air's TV critic previews a new series, a new special and a season premiere — all on HBO this weekend. The special, Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, is a series of interviews with soldiers (including Dawn Halfaker, pictured) and Marines wounded in the war.
August 13, 2007 Fresh Air's TV critic reviews the new Showtime dramedy Californication. It stars X-Files veteran David Duchovny as a charming, jaded rogue of a writer trapped in a Hollywood fame-and-identity crisis; he's still hung up on his ex, so much so that he's sleeping with every woman who'll let him.