Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

2019 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2019 Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday. There are some expected nominations — Game of Thrones, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, some surprises such as Fleabag, and some snubs.


Creators Of FX's 'Pose' Talk About New Revelations On Show

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The award-winning FX series, Pose, chronicles the lives of LGBTQ characters in New York's underground ballroom culture. The show's co-creators discuss an episode where a transgender woman is murdered.


Showtime Takes On The Rise And Fall Of Fox News' Roger Ailes In 'The Loudest Voice'

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Showtime's The Loudest Voice, stars Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes, the political media expert who built Fox News from the ground up. The miniseries debuts June 30.


Impact Of Ava DuVernay's Netflix Series: 'When They See Us'

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The resonance of the Netflix series about the Central Park Five reached a high point when the Oprah Winfrey Network aired a discussion with Winfrey and the 5 men wrongfully convicted of rape.


Review: 'Big Little Lies,' Season 2

Friday, June 07, 2019

HBO's hit drama Big Little Lies wasn't supposed to have a second season. But after last year's debut earned Emmy and Golden Globe awards, HBO announced a second installment.


Horrors And Humanity In Ava DuVernay's Gripping 'When They See Us'

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Ava DuVernay's powerful Netflix series shows a system that frequently fails men of color — and the costs of that system to a famous group of boys who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.


'Deadwood' TV Movie Offers A Fitting Conclusion After The Series Was Canceled

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Almost 13 years after its finale, HBO's Deadwood is back as a TV movie. Created by David Milch, the foul-mouthed characters inhabit an illegal mining camp in the Dakotas where their dramas unfold.


'All In The Family' And 'The Jeffersons' Revival Delivers Nostalgia — For What?

Thursday, May 23, 2019

ABC's two-hour live special re-created classic episodes of celebrated sitcoms with famous actors — and original creator Norman Lear. TV critic Eric Deggans found it both triumphant and bittersweet.


Review: 'Game Of Thrones' Fails To Deliver Epic Ending

Monday, May 20, 2019

After eight extraordinary seasons, HBO's Game of Thrones aired its final episode Sunday night. Our reviewer says the show had a "good ending", but "not a great one."


'Catch 22' Review: A 'Beautiful' And 'Horrifying' Adaptation Of The Anti-War Novel

Friday, May 17, 2019

Hulu premieres a six-part limited series based on the classic Joseph Heller novel about the absurdities and horrors of WWII. It's executive produced by George Clooney, who also directs two episodes.


TV Networks Court Advertisers At This Year's Upfronts

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Upfronts are a yearly presentation by broadcast and cable networks to advertisers. Despite the media coverage of streaming services like Netflix, broadcast networks are still huge profit centers.


Tim Conway, Who Relished The Role Of Comedic Co-Star, Dies At 85

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Conway built a career playing goofballs who rarely took center stage. On The Carol Burnett Show, he developed a reputation for sidesplitting improvisations that cracked everybody up.


Nick Hornby's 'State Of The Union' Is A 10-Minute Dramatic Comedy Inside A Local Pub

Monday, May 06, 2019

10 episodes, 10 minutes each, with a couple talking about their marriage in a London pub just before their therapy sessions. Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike star in State Of The Union.


HBO's 'Chernobyl' Is A Dramatization Of 1986 Nuclear Accident

Monday, May 06, 2019

HBO's five-part series Chernobyl is a compelling drama about one of the world's worst nuclear accidents. It's also a look at the dangers of a government where politics are more important than reality.


Ground-Breaking Director John Singleton Dies At 51

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Filmmaker John Singleton died Monday after complications from a stroke. He made history with 1991's Boyz n the Hood as the first African American nominated for a best director Oscar.


HBO Airs First Episode Of 'Game Of Thrones' Final Season

Monday, April 15, 2019

Winter is here. At least on HBO's Game of Thrones, which premiered its final season Sunday night. It was packed with uncomfortable reunions — unleashing massive implications for the story to come.


PBS' 6-Episode 'Les Misérables' Miniseries Focuses On The Story Instead Of Music

Friday, April 12, 2019

PBS premieres a new version of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, starring Dominic West of The Wire and The Affair. This version has no music and tries to be closer to the source material.


Jordan Peele Puts His Spin On TV's Classic: 'The Twilight Zone'

Monday, April 01, 2019

Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele has created a new version of TV's classic anthology series — The Twilight Zone — for the streaming service CBS All Access. The show debuts April 1.


TV Review: 'Barry' Turns In A Stellar Second Season

Thursday, March 28, 2019

After major Emmy wins for the first season of HBO's dark comedy Barry, the biggest question left was simple: Can they do it again?


Apple Announces Streaming TV Service And New Products

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Apple unveiled a number of new services Monday, including a credit card, a gaming app and a TV app which combines other streaming services and adds new shows just for Apple.