The Best TV Shows of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.

The Best DVDs of 2010 | 5 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


The Complexity of Finding Balance in 'Luther 3' | 30 Sep 2013 // 12:10 AM

The intensity of a character like Luther could easily wear thin if played by the wrong actor, but Idris Elba is a consistently terrific, making Luther as watchable as always.

'Luther': Idris Elba is Stellar, Again | 4 Sep 2013 // 5:00 AM

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.


Top 10 TV Shows of 2010 | 16 Dec 2010 // 12:10 AM

In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.

Which Portrayal Is Fairer to the Sexes? | 3 Aug 2010 // 2:30 AM

Women may often be victims in shows like Luther, but this status frequently exonerates them; men, on the other hand, are labeled sick, creepy and twisted -- there is hardly ever an understanding for their deviant behavior.

//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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