Stories by Peter Hummers

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Revisionist and neo-Westerns from Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner loves Westerns, perhaps even more than baseball movies.

Jun 10


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Noice! Next-level sketch shows ‘Chappelle’s Show’ and ‘Key & Peele’

In 1990 17-year-old Dave Chappelle was featured in a montage of random people telling a joke in the first episode of ABC’s America’s Funniest People.

Jun 3


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: ‘Jesse James,’ ‘The Assassination of,’ and ‘The Return of Frank James’

Jesse James was a lad that killed many a man, He robbed the Glendale train, He stole from the rich and he gave to the poor, He'd a hand and a heart and a brain.

May 27


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Who are you again? ‘Happy Accidents’ and ‘Meet Joe Black’

This week, two unique romantic movies; part comedy and part fantasy, both with hidden depths.

May 20


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Non-Manhattan melodramas ‘Five Corners’ and ‘Staten Island’

Melodramas pack a lot of punch between the opening and closing credits.

May 13


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Forgotten flatfoots ‘Baretta,’ ‘Hunter’ and ‘Spenser: For Hire’

From 1968-1996 Stephen J. Cannell was one of the hardest-working men on TV.

May 6


Apr 29


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Whistling past the graveyard—‘After Life’ and ‘Topper’

Did you ever wake up with them bullfrogs on your mind? / You’re gonna wake up laughin', laughin' just to keep from crying.

Apr 22


Apr 15


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: ‘Just one more thing’—Columbo … and Dostoevsky

Inverted detective stories from 19th century Moscow to 20th Century Los Angeles

Apr 8


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