Wednesday, January 12 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 6 2011
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.
Friday, January 8 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.
Thursday, September 1 2011
Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.
Sunday, October 2 2011
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether Dexter is dumb, or simply thinks its audience is.
Sunday, September 26 2010
Dexter ponders his lack of humanity and Rita's enormous capacity to love. All true, but nothing new.
Friday, September 24 2010
The Fourth season of the Showtime series forces Dexter, and his audience, to question their basic assumptions.
Sunday, September 27 2009
While Dexter’s criminal “hobby” is a potent metaphor for those aspects of manhood suppressed by domestication, he is rarely emasculated or empowered. He’s simply absent.
Tuesday, August 25 2009
Dexter's façade of normalcy has gotten more credible and he begins to believe that he can truly live the life he has created for himself.
Monday, November 19 2012
As the seventh season of Dexter unfolds on Showtime, with an eighth and final season scheduled for late 2013, it seems like as good a time as any to look back at each season of the series.
Wednesday, December 16 2009
Dexter action figure - Entertainment Earth.com [$17]
Monday, January 18 2010
Network shmetwork — we got cable! That's where the action is now — as in now, this midseason, with a dozen new dramas and comedies…
Friday, January 15 2010
You may hate awards shows, but the participation of Ricky Gervais as host could make for a funny and unpredictable Golden Globes this Sunday. Gervais…
Wednesday, May 6 2009
British talk-show host and satirist David Frost once observed that television is "an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by…