Wednesday, November 12 2008
All the usual elements of a Sorkin series are here: rapid-fire dialogue, his classic walk-and-talks, and stories with a political bent.
Thursday, January 17 2008
In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.
Wednesday, October 3 2007
As if to fend off our confusion, when the Darlings get together, they lay around drinking single malt scotch and spout expository dialogue at one another.
Tuesday, May 8 2007
Friday, May 4 2007
Terrorism can make you crazy. Or more accurately, U.S. media hype about terrorism can drive you to believe.
Monday, September 12 2005
Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.
Friday, June 24 2005
Four years of torturing the Fishers has worn my patience thin.
Tuesday, August 24 2004
Six Feet Under has become crass, each episode an empathy decathlon topped off with ghoulishly deferred catharsis.
Friday, August 13 2004
We Don't Live Here Anymore gives weight, indirectly, to the kids' belief that their parents form a unit.
Monday, June 9 2003
Six Feet Under's challenging third season reminds us that the gulf between it and rest of the widgets that pass for television shows is monumental.