The Best TV Shows of 2012 | 16 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM
Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.
In Defense of the Phrase 'Spoiler Alert' | 1 Apr 2014 // 9:30 PM
Hey, did anybody else have the Good Wife plot twist spoiled for them last week? Thanks to Google, Time and the Associated Press, I did.
Television's Evolution of the Major Black Antagonist | 27 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM
When TV historians talk about the black image in the 21st century, they’ll note that 2011 was the year that network TV consistently portrayed black people as major antagonists in search of the same brass rings that their white counterparts sought for nearly 60 years.
Has 'The Good Wife' Become Formulaic?' | 20 Aug 2013 // 11:10 PM
Saint Alicia might've strayed from her path, but The Good Wife remains perhaps the best example of how to craft traditional television.
It's Back to Capital 'P' Politics in 'The Good Wife' | 30 Sep 2012 // 2:15 AM
Alicia can't escape how the scandal has turned her into a symbol and token, but she has found new ways to make her peace with her new roles.
How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV? | 21 Apr 2011 // 1:15 AM
Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.
Alan Cumming on 'The Good Wife' and converting Helen Mirren to Crocs | 25 Oct 2010 // 9:53 PM
CHICAGO — Better known these days for his recurring role as the besuited political spin doctor on "The Good Wife," Alan Cumming was in town last
Grade them T for terrific | 14 May 2010 // 1:26 AM
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