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"Almost Grown" Makes Viewers Almost Groan

TV critic David Bianculli says that the new CBS drama, about a couple's marriage and divorce, reminds him of the Wonder Years, Moonlighting, and Thirtysomething. The flashbacks to past decades are novel, but replete with unrealistic dialogue and stilted references to pop culture of the time.


A History of Baby Boomer Humor

Tony Hendra's new book, Going Too Far, is a humorous history of baby boomer culture. Hendra was editor of Tthe National Lampoon for eight years. In addition to his several books, he wrote the British TV series Spitting Image and appeared in the heavy metal mockumentary This is Spinal Tap.


Tony Hendra's History of Baby Boomer Humor.

Tony Hendra. His new book, Going Too Far, is a history of "Boomer (as in Baby Boomer) Humor." Hendra was editor of The National Lampoon for eight years. He directed the Lampoon play "Lemmings" and co-created and wrote the British TV series "Spitting Image." In addition, he has written several books of satire and appeared in the movie "This is Spinal Tap."

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