Monday, August 22 2011
Several new series debuted in April 2011 to transform what had been a mediocre season into an exceptional one, including Game of Thrones. AMC, meanwhile, systematically abused three of its great series, calling into question whether the cable network is truly ready for the big time.
Wednesday, October 10 2007
Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.
Monday, January 30 2006
Nothing is ever quite what it looks like in 24, whose writers famously revise and rethink as each season barrels along.
Thursday, January 20 2005
Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.
Wednesday, October 13 2004
It frequently expanded cop-show boundaries, occasionally gave in to suits in search or ratings, and most often, surprised fans and detractors alike.
Tuesday, September 9 2003
'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'
Thursday, November 7 2002
'Fiction' and 'reality' aren't so much opposites as they are of a piece.
Sunday, January 1 1995
At 12:38:54 a.m., Jack's somewhat estranged wife accidentally breaks what looks to be a really nice coffee cup.
Police Chief Mannion's know-it-allness is grating, no doubt. And like many crusaders before him, he maintains this attitude no matter what happens, blaming everyone else for what goes wrong.