Stuart Levine has been covering television and film for Variety since 1998. He writes about both the Emmy and Oscar races in excrutiating detail and is always willing to offer his opinion on who'll win and why. Before joining the showbiz ranks, he was a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, taking in everything from high school football to horse racing, one of his longtime passions. In his limited spare time, he can be found watching "Deadwood" reruns on TiVo or heading off to his next Bruce Springsteen concert. And, when his wife permits, playing golf and/or poker with the fellas.
2007 World Series of Poker - There's nothing sweeter than a nut flush.
30 Rock -Gimme more Kenneth.
60 Minutes -Wouldn't be Sunday night without it.
American Idol -Wake me when it's time for the final 12.
Big Love -HBO's underrated champ.
CBS Sunday Morning -Best music profiles on TV.
Curb Your Enthusiasm -I love hearing Susie scream.
Damages -Who thought Ted Danson could be such a great bad guy?
Entourage (Less "Medellin," more Ari.)
ESPN's the Sports Reporters -What's with Mitch Albom's ears?
Friday Night Lights -The.best.show.on.TV.
Grey's Anatomy -Would like to see it get back up to former standards.
House -Hugh Laurie is great, but show feels stagnant at times.
How I Met Your Mother -21st century comfort food.
Lost -Damon Lindelof for President.
Mad Men -Who is Don Draper?
My Boys -First-season charm quickly fading.
The New Adventures of Old Christine -Wildly inconsistent.
Pardon the Interruption -A little Kornheiser goes a long way.
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel -Great in-depth pieces.
Rescue Me -Used to love it, now watching it feels like a burden.
The Shield -I'm still mourning Lem.
Shootout -Great insight into the biz.