Tuesday, October 4 2011
It's the show that started it all, and even with its notable flaws, it still remains a fascinating look into modern-day gay culture.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Monday, January 12 2009
The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.
Monday, August 25 2008
Why the most intelligent show on TV, a compelling exploration of the circumstances and institutional pressures that make people who they are, gets an "F" in Gender Studies.
Sunday, January 27 2008
In David Simon's indictment of American capitalism, numbers -- say, crime stats and school test scores -- no longer have an epistemic value, they don't refer to any external reality.
Friday, January 18 2008
In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.
Friday, October 12 2007
The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.
Thursday, January 11 2007
You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.
Wednesday, September 20 2006
This is the consequence of America's broken systems: a young boy staring into the darkness, wondering what else his future might bring.
Thursday, February 6 2003
Its self-conscious use of the buddy genre's well known predilection for homoerotic/homophobic patterns is cute.