Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

Review: Amazon's 'As We See It' provides an incisive and emotional look at autism

Friday, January 21, 2022

Jason Katims, executive producer for TV shows like Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, has a new show. Amazon's drama As We See It provides an incisive and emotional look at autism.

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A review of 'Peacemaker': The series never quite hits the right tone

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The new HBO Max show Peacemaker — about the DC Comics character of the same name — picks up where the film Suicide Squad left off. Is it a show you'll want to watch?

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HBO's 'Euphoria' is more than a parent's worst nightmare. It's a creative triumph

Monday, January 10, 2022

Euphoria's storytelling transcends the explicit themes its characters face.

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Some of the best TV shows of 2021, you may not have even heard of

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans shares what shows he loved in 2021 and what TV should have gotten more attention.

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John Madden's celebrity went well beyond the football field

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

John Madden's authenticity and charm helped him to become a pop culture figure. He was the face and name of one of the world's most popular video games: Madden NFL. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.

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NPR's favorite history books of 2021

Sunday, December 26, 2021

From NPR's annual list of reading recommendations, Books We Love, we hear four suggestions of history books from 2021.

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The best movies and TV of 2021, picked by NPR critics

Thursday, December 23, 2021

This past year was a tumultuous one for both the film and TV industries. With that in mind, here's our critics' guide to all the movies and television shows they loved this year.

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HBO documentary sheds light on the creation of 'Sesame Street'

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The new HBO documentary — Street Gang: How We got to Sesame Street — shows how one of the most beloved children's TV shows was created.

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Golden Globes nominees avoid obvious pitfalls, but won't restore awards' luster

Monday, December 13, 2021

Beyond the HFPA's year of scandal, the current nominations for the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards needed to make an urgent argument: Why should we still care about this awards show?

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Review: 'Succession' season 3 finale contained major power grabs

Monday, December 13, 2021

The third season finale of HBO's Succession aired Sunday. After a slow start, the season had finally started to feel like it was taking off.

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'And Just Like That' takes established characters in unexpected directions

Thursday, December 09, 2021

After a lackluster first episode, the new HBO revival of Sex and the City — called And Just Like That — meets the modern moment by taking established characters in new directions.

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Kevin Hart and cast surprises rescue 'Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes' revival

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The best parts of Tuesday's live special on ABC came when actors added something new to the decades-old scripts.

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TV Review: HBO miniseries 'Landscapers'

Sunday, December 05, 2021

The show, which premiers on Monday, is based on the true story of a mild-mannered couple who commit horrific crimes.

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Alec Baldwin says he's confident he's not at fault in 'Rust' shooting

Friday, December 03, 2021

In an hourlong interview on Thursday night, Baldwin maintained he didn't pull the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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Alec Baldwin talks about the fatal shooting on the set of 'Rust'

Friday, December 03, 2021

In his first TV interview, Alec Baldwin told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he never pulled the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the film's director.

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Peter Jackson's Beatles docuseries adds nuance and revelations to well-known stories

Friday, November 26, 2021

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson sifted through over 60 hours of footage to create a docuseries called The Beatles: Get Back, dropping on Disney+ in installments over three days.

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HBO's 'Black and Missing' offers an antidote to Missing White Woman Syndrome

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The docuseries follows the work of the Black and Missing Foundation, which steps in to search for missing people of color when media and law enforcement fall short.

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HBO revolutionized TV, but the next few years are tipped to be pivotal for its future

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Journalist James Andrew Miller and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talk about how HBO changed television and why the next few years are pivotal for the network's future.

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A new book details the rise of Home Box Office since the channel debuted in 1972

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

James Andrew Miller's new book, Tinderbox, tells the history of HBO starting with its 1972 debut. HBO succeeded as a cable channel revolutionizing TV by airing programs most outlets wouldn't touch.

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Morning television is ripe for drama — but 'The Morning Show' feels behind the times

Sunday, November 21, 2021

As the second season of the Apple TV+ show ends, TV critic Eric Deggans reflects on why The Morning Show feels so outdated.

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