| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before erasing the Oscars from my already packed DVR.
The Skinny: I'd love to tell you I was at all the hot parties last night. While I was certainly in demand — sorry, Graydon and Madonna — I opted to stay home and watch...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before trying out a new dentist.
The Skinny: Another intense episode of "The Americans" on Wednesday night. It almost made me forget the 20 minutes of "Mixology" I forced myself to endure. Almost. Thursday's roundup includes former...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Did your favorite TV show win big at the Emmys on Sunday night? Or are you still grumbling about how those (expletive deleted) voters somehow overlooked (insert name of beloved actor here ... unless it's somebody from "Modern Family," in which case, we'...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The scattered nature of Southern California’s expansive urban grid is never more noticeable than during the winter holidays. While lights […]...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Join Los Angeles Times Television Critic Mary McNamara and staff writer Glenn Whipp on Thursday at 10 a.m. Pacific time as they sift through the surprises and snubs, the head-scratchers and the huzzah-worthy names of note from the 65th annual Emmy...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Join Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara and staff writer Glenn Whipp today at 10 a.m. PDT as they sift through the surprises and snubs, the head-scratchers and the huzzah-worthy names of note from the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Award...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara and Times staff writer and awards columnist Glenn Whipp sifted through the surprises and the snubs and the many, many nominees for the 65th annual Emmy Awards.
Among the topics discussed: Netflix mania!...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before running for sheriff of Los Angeles County.
The Skinny: I successfully renewed my driver's license, which required taking the written test again. I only got two wrong and one was about rules for smoking in a car and I quit...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before the first of many trips to Pasadena.
The Skinny: The winter version of the Television Critics Assn. press tour kicks off today in Pasadena. Are you as excited as I am? Actually, it's not so bad (good schmoozing and free food)...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before remembering to smile. Well, it's worth a shot!
The Skinny: Are the Dodgers ever going to lose? Serves me right for turning the game off when the Mets were up 4-0 and watching "Scarface" on AMC. Thursday's headlines include a...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
We're slouching toward this year's Emmys, and the most talked-about show on air is AMC's "Breaking Bad," which is entering the second half of its final season.
The show that turned the antihero model on its head -- Bryan Cranston's Walter White is...