Tuesday, April 9 2013
The second season of Boss delves further into the twisted power relations among a cast of larger-than-life characters.
Wednesday, April 3 2013
Take a tour of Shakespeare's plays with Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren and others as your guide.
Tuesday, April 2 2013
Quincy, M.E. was really the first of its kind and viewing it today, when forensic dramas remain popular and plentiful, is a reminder of why it was popular in its initial run and why it remains worth watching.
Monday, April 1 2013
Philip Roth comes off as a gentler man than we might imagine, and when he speaks or reads from his work he never disappoints.
Wednesday, March 27 2013
One of television's most beautiful shows -- like Game of Thrones but with 100% more Popes -- explores the idea of historical fiction in its occasionally stunning second season, with a finalé for the ages.
Tuesday, March 26 2013
Far from being a typical documentary, The Men Who Built America attempts to bridge the gap between narrative and biography, history lesson and entertainment.
Thanks to Veep's sharp writing and excellent ensemble cast, Armando Iannucci's satirical look at the office of the Vice President lifts the lid on the powerlessness of those in power.
Monday, March 25 2013
Stories of subterranean civilizations make up just two of the four wonderfully awful films, here.
Thursday, March 21 2013
The looming shadow of Jack the Ripper makes for a detective series with higher stakes and deeper mysteries.
Wednesday, March 20 2013
Featuring an all-star cast headlined by Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, Twenty Twelve hits all the right spots in terms of quality and technical prowess.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
Think 18th-century courtroom drama is boring? Think again.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
The Doctor and crew are “goaded” to violence, exterminating the alien creatures without prejudice while maintaining their moral viability. Thus, the complexities of post-colonial ideologies are reduced to a conflict between good and evil.
Tuesday, March 12 2013
In many ways, Naked City is an early precursor to Law and Order, and its brand of gritty criminal stories with guest stars of note routinely employed.
Monday, March 11 2013
David Morrissey imbues Thorne with all the tortured reticence the complex character demands, all the while attracting sympathy in spite of his imperfections.
Wednesday, March 6 2013
A magnificent, six-episode series, it uses its breathtaking photography, including time-lapse shots, satellite footage, extreme close-ups and slow-motion to focus on what is arguably the most romantic and beloved continent in terms of wildlife.
Monday, March 4 2013
While the dangerous business of alligator hunting is certainly thrilling, it's the inspirational "Swamp People" themselves that viewers want to see more of.
Wednesday, February 27 2013
The Hour stands as one of the best series of the year, as the second season was filled with drama, intrigue, and a terrific use of period and tone.
Tuesday, February 26 2013
Camp audiences have long recognized the pleasures of "bad", of the delectably ridiculous. We delight in their extravagant nonsense. We get disappointed if they fall into realism or normalcy. We like it bad. In fact, amp it up, will you?
Sunday, February 24 2013
Despite its return to smart social satire, Weeds: Season Eight mellows out the formerly tempestuous Botwin family.
Wednesday, February 20 2013
HBO's epic adaptation of George R.R. Martin's novels returns with more of the sex, violence, and political intrigue that makes the show so damn much fun to watch.