It can be hard to cut through the vast television landscape to find the gems that are worth watching.

Bob Thompson, the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, and a trustee professor of television and popular culture at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, joins Boston Public Radio every week to give his takes on the best and the worst that TV has to offer.

This week, Thompson couldn't stand watching CNN's Democratic debate lottery draw, praised the debut of Norah O'Donnell as the new anchor of the "CBS Evening News," and told every one to watch the "Florida Girl" on the Pop channel.