Monday, August 19 2013
The second season didn't live up to the promise of the first. Will 'Revenge' make a comeback in season three?
Wednesday, August 14 2013
Enlightened was the kind of series that took time to fully invest in, partly because Amy could be such a difficult character.
The "ghost with the most" is called back from the dead once again in this long-overdue DVD box set.
Tuesday, July 23 2013
Four feature-length episodes of the brilliant bomb-diffusing series represent four distinct eras in the show's evolution. While individually each is excellent, watched back-to-back, the experience can be jarring (if still hilarious) with the many cast changes.
Because the extras are so representative of each of the Four Incarnations of the Doctor and his evolution throughout, this overall package is a fine catch for the Whovians.
Thursday, July 18 2013
Orphan Black delivers on a premise that is intriguing, suspenseful and engrossing, all while spotlighting a brilliant lead performance.
Tuesday, July 16 2013
The genius behind Portlandia is its gentle lampooning of a very specific population that still manages to be accessible to those who live outside the limits of the Portland metropolitan area.
Monday, July 15 2013
Daniel may be free, but he is far from exonerated, and it is this dichotomy that lends Rectify both its brilliance and its unique sense of tension.
Sunday, July 14 2013
Unforgettable is yet another police procedural that fits into the TV-as-comfort-food mold, with but a slight variation on that theme.
Thursday, July 11 2013
During the tumultuous '60s, the playful, silly, but ultimately lesson-based adventures of the "Cosby Kids" proved funny to adults but even funnier to inner city children who could readily identify with these archetypal misfits.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
The ways in which these women exercised their will, both individually and collectively, spoke to the importance of their role in London's dockside community.
Monday, July 8 2013
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) swims in the murky waters of Washington power-mongering as gracefully as if he had sprouted gills and a caudal fin.
Wednesday, June 26 2013
Lisa Kudrow is the backbone of the show and she is a master of the uncomfortable moment.
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.