Wednesday, January 16 2013
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.
Tuesday, April 1 2014
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.
Sunday, March 27 2011
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.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Saint Alicia might've strayed from her path, but The Good Wife remains perhaps the best example of how to craft traditional television.
Sunday, September 30 2012
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.
Saturday, January 28 2012
At this late hour, Peter sees that to destroy Alicia or even Will is to destroy himself.
Tuesday, September 6 2011
A lawyer coping with the aftermath of her husband’s political scandal and run for the state’s attorney’s office struggles to keep her family together while navigating her challenging career.
Monday, September 21 2009
Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi's performances -- crisp and nuanced -- go a long way toward smoothing over the rough edges of their characters' obvious "types."
Thursday, April 21 2011
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.
Monday, October 25 2010
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
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, April 7 2010
LOS ANGELES — As NBC executives start to figure out what shows deserve to come back next fall, its Tuesday night dramedy "Parenthood" is starting to