Friday, December 20 2013
Like television itself, Doctor Who has consistently confronted limitation with ingenuity, cancelation with rebirth, constraint with transcendence.
Wednesday, December 18 2013
Some TV shows just aren’t willing to launch themselves into Christmas joy without also considering the validity of the Grinch's perspective.
Thursday, December 12 2013
Will a Kickstarter campaign make Betty Suarez the next Veronica Mars?
Wednesday, December 4 2013
In Naked City there are rarely clear instances of heroism or cowardice. Guilt and innocence are always subjective, and early impressions are more often than not reversed by the final reel.
Monday, December 2 2013
While Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may stem directly from The Avengers film franchise, like those movies, the show also has comics in its DNA.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
In light of his recent feud with WFAN radio personalities, it's time to realize why Keith Olbermann works so well in the sports-broadcasting world.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
Do you think NBC's flagship, iconic series is racist for not having any African-American women in its cast this season? Think again.
Monday, October 28 2013
Can a pioneering late-night talk show host catch lightning in a bottle 20 years later? Hmmm...
Wednesday, October 9 2013
An unusually cheerful new cooking show is dominating the primetime conversation in the UK, but is patriotism the answer to successful TV?
Thursday, October 3 2013
Unassuming high school chemistry teacher faced with insurmountable medical expenses turns to manufacturing illegal drugs to make ends meet? Sorry Bryan Cranston, Angie Dickinson and William Shatner got there first.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
A month removed from this year's debacle, it's time to understand that the Video Music Awards are worth reviving, worth enjoying like we did decades ago.
Wednesday, September 18 2013
Brett Martin's latest book serves as a reminder of how enlightening dealing with darkness in television can be.
Monday, September 9 2013
Can it still be called television if there's no network? Or even no actual, physical television?
Friday, September 6 2013
Whereas The Simpsons makes an effort to balance its religious satire with pro-spiritual representations, Family Guy largely regards organized faith as wholly corrupt and its believers as dupes and dopes.
Tuesday, August 27 2013
After months of hype and expectation, Fox Sports' latest go at giving ESPN legitimate competition got off to a respectful start. The network's timing was perfect.
Sunday, August 25 2013
For the first time in cinema history, Hollywood has enabled social media users to contribute to the artistic properties of films, thereby earning them co-authorship… of sorts.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
In The Big Bang Theory, men of the knowledge economy find themselves at the top of a power ladder, which in no way represents the old torments of the schoolyard.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
The Little Red Envelope That Could has established itself as a go-to place for quality original programming. The next step? World domination.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
Never has a grumpy, bumbling, miserly, forgetful, and formerly marginally famous variety star been so lovably hilarious.
Sunday, June 23 2013
The Simpsons has always taken topical roads less traveled and nowhere is this more apparent than in its regular engagement of personal, institutional, and social issues surrounding religion.