Les LuchterMember since July 2005Contact Les
Les Luchter, a former MediaPost editor, is co-founder of TheSavvyScreener.com, a news site dedicated to TV discovery beyond traditional cable/satellite/telco channels. Written for cord-cutters and adventurous cord-keepers, The Savvy Screener unearths new and upcoming TV shows and films, plus hidden gems (many for free) — and explains how to access them, whether online or over-the-air. Les was formerly managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Hang In With HBO's 'Momentum Generation' Until It Takes Off in
"Momentum Generation" starts off with backstories about folks you don't care about yet. Yawn! So start watching 15 minutes into the show.
- Chopso Champions Asian-American Indie Productions in
Chopso will become its own little festival Friday with the world premieres of two Asian-American films in a free L.A. theatrical screening as well as on its streaming service.
- Hulu's Latest Original Veers Off In Two Directions in
"The Bisexual" offers a new twist on a tried-and-true formula: a single female seeking romance after a breakup.
- 'Scrubs' Fans Get A Reunion, But Reboot Is Less Likely in
The medical dramedy's main cast and showrunner reunited for the first time ever at the recent Vulture Festival in Los Angeles.
- Do VOA, GoUSA Show The World How Great We Are? in
Exploring two officially sanctioned international video services for the U.S.: VOA and GoUSA
- A Tale Of 2 'Twin Peaks' Wannabes in
"Lola Upside Down" was named a "Show to Watch" this fall by "The New York Times." "L'il Quinquin," filmed in brighter tones, had a more direct crime drama storyline and perhaps most important, was played largely for laughs.
- Watching 'Queen America' While Keeping Watch On Facebook Watch in
Lost among a bombardment of ongoing negative news, Facebook quietly continues to roll out its free alternative to subscription streaming services: Facebook Watch.
- Arirang, Light TV Top List of Multicast-Only Channels in
I was impressed by Arirang News' objective coverage -- even of such issues as North Korea's nuclear situation.
- Pugh's Charlie Rules Over Two 'Little Drummer Girls' in
Florence Pugh shines as Charlie, a young British actress recruited by Israelis in 1979 to pretend she is a Palestinian sympathizer.
- Original Christmas Movies Provide Proven Formula For Smitten Viewers in
Pick your Christmas music from a giant jukebox of holiday tunes -- and your Christmas movie from a similarly endless-seeming variety of made-for-TV titles.