Tuesday, October 28 2014
Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Like the book that inspired it, Radio Free Albemuth works as a vindicating love letter to spiritual seekers who feel that humanity is capable of more than the Orwellian rat race.
Thursday, July 24 2014
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.
Monday, June 23 2014
This BBC series is a nice way to learn some things about the world's fifth largest country, which is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Thursday, May 29 2014
These stories are always engaging, not only because midwifery in the '50s is so interesting, but also because the midwives themselves are fully realized characters.
Thursday, May 22 2014
Patrick Troughton is amazing in his dual roles in Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World, but this long-lost serial is short on the thrills.
Wednesday, September 4 2013
When the crimes here are standard TV fare -- the copycat killer and the middle class vigilante -- the dramatic filler of the series, Luther’s personal life, bears undue weight.
Sunday, August 25 2013
A dangerous-to-humankind alien finds the poetry of Emily Dickinson to be quite wonderful, enjoys the arty beauty of the Talking Heads’ second album, and develops a love for really crunchy peanut butter.
Monday, August 5 2013
The announcement, surprisingly, was not a left-turn that many were expecting. Some are raising hell over his place in the canon. You know what? It's going to be really, really hard to top Capaldi.
Monday, June 17 2013
British television viewers are hungry for cutting edge programs -- most only available legally in the United States. But will the BBC listen?