Tuesday, June 10 2014
“The Web of Fear” illustrates why mostly unseen monsters work much better than their fully-formed cousins.
Monday, June 9 2014
With the Doctor's many regenerations, we see our Time Lord reincarnated with different mannerisms and taste in just about everything but the almost universally garish clothing.
Monday, June 2 2014
Long-time fan and Doctor Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss guides us through the first episode of what would become television’s longest running sci-fi show.
Thursday, May 29 2014
These stories are always engaging, not only because midwifery in the '50s is so interesting, but also because the midwives themselves are fully realized characters.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
It shouldn’t work, turning psychiatric patients into cartoons; it should be more more offensive than it is. Somehow, though, it all just ends up being good for a laugh.
Thursday, May 22 2014
Patrick Troughton is amazing in his dual roles in Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World, but this long-lost serial is short on the thrills.
Douglas Rushkoff’s Frontline: Generation Like discovers that teens, it seems, are happy to work for free, essentially doing the work of the advertisers.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
Hill Street Blues is a near perfect beast that never replicates, but builds upon its predecessors in its own quirky, occasionally surreal way.
Monday, May 12 2014
These are women who are rarely given a voice in television, so when a series like Orange is the New Black comes along, it’s striking in its depiction.
Thursday, May 8 2014
I Love Lucy has been treasured for years, but this is the first time that it has been presented in a manner so thoroughly studied and examined within its historical context.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
This might make some viewers uncomfortable. It might offend. It might challenge preconceptions. That’s fine. Much of the time, that’s what good art does.
Monday, May 5 2014
Too shallow to be informative and too dry to be campy, Lizzie Borden Took an Axe is unsatisfying on every level.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Father Brown, in his 1974 television series incarnation, assures viewers that wisdom lies in moderation, not revolution.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
As the war affects all aspects of the business, season 2 employs a more serious tone, yet it's more entertaining than thought-provoking.
Monday, April 28 2014
Although this isn’t the best that BBC Earth series has produced, nevertheless, it’s solid and engaging.
Wednesday, April 16 2014
The resourcefulness and fearlessness of these women is a highlight in a series so well-written and well-acted.
Wednesday, March 26 2014
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton turn down the grotesque but amp up the insidious mixture of morbid comedy and genuine creepiness for this series of stand-alone tales.
Thursday, March 20 2014
The monsters in Monsters look laughable, but if you're a fan of the show already, you probably won't care.
Thursday, March 13 2014
Ripper Street's greatest strength is to avoid direct reference to the killings as an investigative project and to treat them as traumatic events from which its characters are trying to recover.
Just why Acorn Media recently released Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: The Complete Collection nearly 20 years after its initial broadcast is hardly a mystery.