Tuesday, February 12 2013
This show became a groundbreaking example of both audience-star interaction and the cries for help sort of entertainment that have become staples in shows like Dr. Oz.
Wednesday, February 6 2013
The Gallaghers and Co. are back for another season of sex, drink, and familial discord. Oh! It's funny too!
Wednesday, January 30 2013
This set is a good point of entry to an overwhelming oeuvre.
Sunday, January 27 2013
Downton Abbey might not necessarily represent a perfect world, but it does assert a knowable one, and this provides refuge from the uncertainties that plague us in our everyday lives.
Monday, January 21 2013
Incapable of self-reflection, Kenny Powers relies on unholy ambition and a truck full of redneck ‘tude to cheat his way back to stardom, before he inevitably falls on his face and has to climb his way back up the ladder again.
Tuesday, January 15 2013
It’s only fitting that one of the best television comedies of all time followed the misadventures of a comedy writer. With The Dick Van Dyke Show now on Blu-ray, the adventurous, clever series seems better than ever. And that’s no joke.
Thursday, January 10 2013
The series is well written, and the episodes are smart and funny, setting up Enlightened to be another one of HBO’s great shows.
Tuesday, January 8 2013
Yes, Episodes is Matt LeBlanc's triumphant return to television comedy, but the show combines strong character development, wit, and good acting to deliver much more than just Joey to our screens.
Monday, January 7 2013
While probably not as exhilarating as watching a match itself, Tales of Masked Men is a fascinating introduction into the colorful history of lucha libre and its influence on Mexican culture.
Wednesday, December 26 2012
It might be said that House of Lies is Mad Men updated for the 21st century.
Wednesday, December 19 2012
Joel Hodgson hands the hosting mantle to Mike Nelson for the sober thriller Kitten with a Whip, which nearly brings ignominy to MST3k by verging on being a decent movie.
Monday, December 17 2012
In North Africa, a quartet of British and New Zealand troops must attempt a 300-mile trek from Libya to Chad in order to avoid being taken by Mussolini's army. The four men have one jug of water between them, and two are wounded. Oh, and they're all barefoot.
Sunday, December 16 2012
I love Hank Moody, but I'm not so sure the writers of Californication feel the same way.
Thursday, December 13 2012
'The Story of Film' is the best film-studies class you never had.
Tuesday, December 11 2012
Just like you didn't need to grow up in Chippewa, Michigan in the early '80s to understand the genius of Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks, you don't have to go to a party in Bushwick to feel for the characters in Girls
The service of the midwifes in London's East End after the war is not only medical, but also supportive, and as Jenny puts it herself, “the very stuff of life.”
Sunday, December 9 2012
There's too much violence, too many blood spatters and decapitated limbs, too much sex, too much gratuitous female nudity, too much male nudity, too much sexual violence, too many slow-mo action shots, too much raucous heavy-metal crunch in the background. I love this show.
Wednesday, December 5 2012
Slings and Arrows gives you three seasons of the New Burbage Theatre Festival, courtesy of some of Canada's finest writing and acting talent.
Wednesday, November 28 2012
Suspenseful legal drama and big-time conspiracy meet in this compelling show from John Grisham and producer-developer Lukas Reiter.
Monday, November 19 2012
Consider The Dust Bowl's historic backdrop: an economic bubble, a financial crisis, a drought, a natural disaster, and the effects of human activity on the climate.