Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

Winter Is Coming — So Are These Shows And TV Subscription Services

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

As the Television Critics Association winter press tour wrapped up Wednesday, it became clear that viewers will have more shows and more platforms to choose from in the coming year.


Super Bowl Ads 2019: Stunts, Self-Deprecation And Celebrity Sightings

Monday, February 04, 2019

Marketers focused on finding the humor in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Here's what worked — and so much more that didn't — on the world's biggest showcase for TV advertising.


Review: Netflix's 'Black Earth Rising' Stars British Actress Michaela Coel

Friday, January 25, 2019

Black Earth Rising is a fictional thriller about the modern repercussions of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The series, which debuts Friday, offers a compelling look at the atrocity.


'Black Monday,' Cheadle Win A Big Windfall By Shorting Subtlety

Sunday, January 20, 2019

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the new comedy about the stock market crash of 1987 is heavy-handed, profane and outrageous — and completely worth your time.


TV Review: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Begins Its 2nd Season

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery starts a new season Thursday on CBS All Access, which is trying to build a new version of the franchise for an all-access world — hoping its reinvention will draw in subscribers.


Season 3 Of 'True Detective' Might Slightly Redeem The Series' Reputation

Friday, January 11, 2019

Season Three of the HBO anthology series True Detective premieres Jan. 13. This season stars Mahershala Ali and comes after a poorly received second season and an acclaimed first season.


Lifetime's 'Surviving R. Kelly' May Prompt Legal Action Against The Singer

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The documentary Surviving R. Kelly scored record ratings for the Lifetime network, and may lead to new criminal investigations of the R&B singer's alleged abuse of women throughout his career.


Golden Globes 2019: Awards for 'Heavy Material'

Monday, January 07, 2019

A look at this year's Golden Globe Awards, which honored films on the Iraq War, the AIDS crisis and more.


Lifetime's Series About R. Kelly Depicts A Darker Side To The Singer

Thursday, January 03, 2019

R&B star R. Kelly has maintained his career through accusations of soliciting underage girls for sex and sexual abuse. A new series on Lifetime will explore those accusations.


Best TV Of 2018 Highlights New Trends

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New TV shows in 2018 included Amazon's Homecoming, HBO's Barry, BBC America's Killing Eve and Showtime's The Chi. Each show highlights a great new trend in TV.


How The Civil Rights Movement Transformed 'This Little Light Of Mine'

Monday, December 24, 2018

"This Little Light of Mine" is more than a children's song. For NPR's American Anthem series, a look at how the song was transformed by the nation's civil rights movement.


Former CBS CEO Les Moonves Denied $120 Million Severance Package

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The CBS board of directors has fired former CEO Les Moonves for cause, meaning he won't get his severance. The board says Moonves tried to undermine a probe into sexual misconduct charges against him.


NPR's Favorite TV Shows Of 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

This year we say goodbye to The Americans, but we also celebrate new gems like Queer Eye, Killing Eve and Homecoming.


Hate TV Christmas Specials? Try These

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas specials are often a schlocky tradition on TV. But it doesn't have to be that way. A few surprisingly decent specials will air this holiday season.


Review: 'Icebox' Sums Up Human Cost of Turning Away Immigrant Children Seeking Asylum

Saturday, December 08, 2018

HBO's "Icebox" is the story of a 12-year-old Honduran boy, fleeing gang violence, who lands in one of America's notorious child detention centers after he's caught trying to sneak into the U.S.


Review: 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Holds Position As Best Comedy On TV

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

NPR's TV critic reviews the second season of Amazon's breakout hit, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He says the show continues its reign as one of the best comedies on television.


TV Producer Chuck Lorre Gets Personal In 'The Kominsky Method'

Friday, November 16, 2018

Netflix's new comedy The Kominsky Method debuts Friday. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin star in it as an aging actor and his agent who try to navigate their later years in Los Angeles.


Review: Netflix's Narcos Mexico, A Spinoff Of Narcos

Friday, November 16, 2018

Netflix releases Narcos: Mexico, a spinoff of its show Narcos with a focus on how Mexico's drug cartels got organized. Stars Diego Luna as an ex-cop turned kingpin and Michael Pena as the DEA agent.


'Escape At Dannemora' Suffers From Storytelling Bloat, As Story Stretches On Too Long

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Showtime's new limited series, Escape at Dannemora, has all the elements of a successful prestige drama, but it's also slow and long — a painful trend in television.


Opinion: How Stan Lee Helped This Blerd Find His Superhero

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

For one black nerd growing up in Indiana, Stan Lee's world was an amazing step forward.