Articles tagged mahershalalhashbaz ali

29 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Crossing Jordan: Season 1

This star-vehicle about a dysfunctional forensic pathologist, alas, doesn’t burn too brightly.

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27 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

The 4400

The storyline pitches The 4400 deep into schlock sci-fi-horror territory: absolute power applied absolutely and also illogically, to maximize sensation.

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The 4400: The Complete First Season

The 4400 intimates that most of the returnees' integration problems boil down to fear approximating a post-9/11 'dread of difference'.

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29 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Threat Matrix

Here's a terrorist threat that hasn't yet made a Fox News headline: bees.'

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Crossing Jordan / Philly

Here are two shows that lift their premises, plotlines, and even their personality quirks from tv past and present, fritter away the skills of good actors, and lock skilled writers and producers into tired formulae.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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