Tuesday, January 10 2012
The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
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.
Thursday, January 7 2010
Aside from one or two new shows, this look at the Best of TV 2009 seems awfully familiar. A look at early '60s admen? A practically incomprehensible drama about an island of airplane crash castaways? The Americanization of a UK workplace comedy? That definitely rings a bell.
Monday, March 24 2014
Right when the adult actors of ABC's most successful series in years were forced to file suit against 20th Century Fox, the minds behind the dialogue took an entire episode to make their points known. Subliminally or not.
Tuesday, October 18 2011
Modern Family hit its stride during a wildly successful second season, and this DVD set shows how and why.
Wednesday, September 29 2010
Modern Family is trying, and mostly succeeding, to be all things to all audiences: an Arrested Development for the Two and a Half Men crowd.
Sunday, May 23 2010
Modern Family regularly wraps up its major storylines on a warm-hearted note, but it tweaks the formula by ending with a barbed coda that undercuts the sentiment.
Tuesday, September 29 2009
In Modern Family, the several families comprise one big multicultural "Circle of Life."
Wednesday, October 13 2010
Modern Family's adorable gay couple finally showed a little onscreen PDA.
Friday, February 5 2010
Modern Family is more than just a very funny show. It also takes a step toward rescuing the sitcom family from the mean-spirited vein it has been stuck in for more than a decade.
Friday, May 14 2010
LOS ANGELES — Giving a television show a glowing review is, essentially, an act of hope. Unlike critics of other genres, those of us reviewing television
Wednesday, March 31 2010
For a while there, it looked like family television was dead. In answer to the hard-R rating of cable, both network dramas and comedies became
Monday, February 22 2010
LOS ANGELES — ABC took a major gamble in September when it opted to launch four new half-hour comedies as a two-hour package on Wednesday nights.