Monday, June 17 2013
Although its references to the 2012 political seasons will be as dated as Murphy Brown's Dan Quayle references, 30 Rock, against all odds, goes out on a perfect note.
Sunday, June 16 2013
HBO is to be commended for risking such an undertaking; it could have sailed along on another few seasons of Game of Thrones, etc. But it is programs like Witness that may prove the more enduring legacy.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
Top Gear is not really a show about cars. It's a show about masculinity.
The Aussie Wilfred fleshes out its sitcom universe with impressive worldbuilding and genuine heart amongst the weed smoke and scatological humor.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
Spinning off from The Closer could not have been easy. It sure doesn't look that way in season one of Major Crimes.
Monday, June 10 2013
The writers were able to keep the Perry Mason formula fresh by varying the settings in which it was applied, and coming up with new ways to deliver the twist that was a necessary feature of each episode.
Friday, June 7 2013
Is Breaking Bad a critique of the devastating potential of frontier masculinity? Or is it itself a masculine fantasy? At this point, it seems that it wants to be both.
Wednesday, June 5 2013
The Fifth Doctor dons his Celery lapel to defend 1666 England against alien invaders and bedazzled androids in this inventive, classic saga from the Peter Davison years.
Monday, June 3 2013
This is a truly mesmerizing documentary to watch, both in terms of its content and because of its blindingly optimistic points of view.
Something old (the Ice Warriors), something new (the Whispermen), something borrowed (several scripts’ plot elements), something blue (fans must wait until November for the series 50th anniversary celebration).
Thursday, May 30 2013
In his post-Ponds grief, the Doctor has become Scrooge-like, secreting the TARDIS on a cloud and refusing to interact with humanity.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
A romance thinly disguised an espionage thriller, Spies of Warsawplaces viewers at an odd, cold distance.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
Sometimes you have to do bad things to get into power to do good things when you get there. Sometimes just doing bad things will do.
Thursday, May 23 2013
This is a fitting tribute to our greatest living comic mind. Prepare to laugh.
Judi Dench and her late husband Michael Williams shine as the ultimate oddball romantic couple.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
With locations taken from all seven continents and most of the seas, this truly world-spanning and mind-expanding documentary is well worth watching.
With excellent performances from the entire cast, particularly Anna Maxwell Martin as pattern-seeker Susan, The Bletchley Circle is simultaneously a riveting whodunit and an enlightening window into a period of recent history.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
There are moments when we imagine that a character might actually meet the true death, leaving Sookie without a vampire lover to come to her rescue, for once.
Monday, May 20 2013
Doc Martin's social ineptitude and crankiness could tire easily, but Portwenn and its residents offer a balance that works well.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Wimsey’s world, of posh city clubs and grand country houses, is a pleasant place to escape to for a few hours, without any need to worry too much about whether it bears more than a passing resemblance to any historical reality.