We try to give TV series three episodes before we decide a show is irredeemable. We're trying to give 2019 at least a month before we make the same decision, but this new year doesn't look so shiny and fresh.
We will still need lots and lots of scripted TV to distract and amuse us from the DC reality show in 2019.
Filmmaker Jayan Cherian and his cast throw caution to the wind with the tale of a gay artist and a feminist who rebel against the societal norms of their conservative Indian city in "Ka Bodyscapes."
Gay literary fiction devotees await a new novel by Alan Hollinghurst the way fans of George R.R. Martin await his latest, if more politely.
"Harold Prince: The Director's Life" premiered on PBS' Great Performances series at the end of November, and is available for free streaming until the end of December.
As awful as the year was in politics, it was pretty fabulous for TV, no matter what some critics will tell you. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime all added to the joys of cable, and even network had some good offerings.
CBS' Nov. 29 episode of "Murphy Brown" took a cinema verité approach to Trump's "enemy of the people" mantra.
James "The Amazing" Randi's life and mission are profiled in the entertaining documentary "An Honest Liar."
Amazon Prime's new TV series "Homecoming," which started streaming Nov. 2, with its circuitous intrigue, puzzling twists, and Hitchcockian suspense, is tailor-made for our times.
Re the "Queer Eye" re-boot: We didn't think it was possible to re-imagine a show that seemed perfect the first time, but Netflix created a new Fab Five a decade after the initial show in both a delight and a revelation.
GLAAD's new "Where We Are on TV" report is out, and the numbers are up, which is great. But those numbers are also deceptive, because they don't tell the whole story.
Created by BBC and now available on Amazon Prime, "A Very English Scandal," a three-part/three-hour series, is a breezy dissection of hypocritical British attitudes toward homosexuality and insular homophobia.
As the clock ticks down to midterms, don't let the Republicans' desperate move of going on every available TV pundit slot and proclaiming Democrats "the mob" and "criminal class" deter you from voting.
We've spent way too much time watching CSPAN of late, but we're grateful for this network devoted solely to the actions of our government in real time.
Gay fashion designer Christian Siriano is a wonderful example of what can happen when an LGBTQ child grows up in a supportive family and is encouraged to follow their dreams.
Watching this latest drama play out over CNN and MSNBC has been a brutal reminder of just how misogynist America is, and how very little has changed since the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991.
"Love, Gilda," the new documentary about Gilda Radner that opens Fri., Sept. 21 at Landmark Theatres, is a gold mine of nuggets from the all-too-short life of the great comedian.
The incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to the Bay Area stage for a benefit performance of her one-woman show "An Evening of the Classic Lily Tomlin." The award-winning actress will perform a two-hour show on Thurs., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall.
The most compelling miniseries of the new fall TV season has been, without question, the hearings for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
It's been almost a year since Jackie Hoffman turned in what may be the most widely seen performance of her career.
Lee Daniels, the powerhouse gay African-American director and producer, is profiled in the PBS summer series "Breaking Big," hosted by Carlos Watson, available to watch through September.
Aretha Franklin is dead, and Trump is still healthy as a Clydesdale. Is it any wonder we need scripted TV to keep us sane?
Another outstanding entry in Logo-TV's final presentation in its three-documentary summer series. "Quiet Heroes," which premiered earlier this year at Sundance, will be shown on August 23, continuing through the rest of the month, streamable on August 24.
Rosie O'Donnell has been making the political pundit tour since her protest concert with Broadway stars in front of the White House, while lesbian heartthrob Ruby Rose, she of the many tats on "Orange Is the New Black," will be the next TV Batwoman.
"When the Beat Drops" not only reveals the underground dance movement "bucking," but also uncovers courageous creative resistance in the often-stigmatized world of black gay men.
After watching the final two episodes of "Pose" twice because we couldn't let go and because they were so pitch perfect, we were struck by how much we wanted more.
The audience for the opening night of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38 at the Castro Theatre last Thursday night knew that they were in the presence of genius.
Logo-TV's latest documentary "Light in the Water" tells the untold story of a LA competitive swim team that became a force in the LGBTQ sports movement.
To paraphrase Robert Browning, "Ah to be in England, now that Trump Baby is there."
We thought we would be writing about new, neo-noir summer series, like HBO's "Sharp Objects" or FX's "The Sinner," debuting in July.
Openly gay Leslie Jordan, beloved as queenie closet case Beverly Leslie on NBC's Will and Grace, returns to Feinstein's at The Nikko for a two-night run of raucous, autobiographical comedy.