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.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
The Returned asks a not-so-simple question about how the living would react to the return of the dead, and offers no easy answers.
Wednesday, March 5 2014
Not every question is answered, not every cliffhanger makes immediate sense, but after five seasons the creators of The Venture Bros. have earned fan trust enough to keep this the best show on TV.
Monday, March 3 2014
A lone-wolf pathologist finds himself tackling three murder mysteries whilst trying to resolve issues damaging his personal life.
Wednesday, February 26 2014
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman looks more like an Andy Warhol production on cable access than a nationally syndicated Norman Lear sitcom.
Thursday, February 20 2014
Family Matters is a sterling (and torturous) example of the allegedly “post-racial” America inaugurated by the bourgeois and only mildly Afrocentric triumphs of The Cosby Show.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
It's worth noting that, the problematic politics of the series aside, this is not great TV.
Monday, February 17 2014
It’s no wonder that Game of Thrones is one of HBO’s biggest successes and a worldwide phenomenon. Plus, you know, it's got dragons.
Friday, February 14 2014
The spectre of murder threatens to divide Elizabeth and Darcy in this adaptation of P.D. James' Austen homage, but the poor grasp of character might be the more devastating crime, here.
Thursday, February 13 2014
Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West capture the emotional truth of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor's relationship in the BBC biopic, Burton and Taylor.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
The truth is that Good Times is an excellent and remarkably funny show. The irony of the show and its title continues to resonate.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
The third season of Sherlock becomes much more meta and challenges the very concept of who Sherlock Holmes is, and suggests change is indeed in the (east) wind.
Monday, February 10 2014
Battles and beheadings, letters sent and lost, dungeons and plenty of who-can-you-trust moments. The White Queen is a whopping good time.
Thursday, February 6 2014
The 2014 re-release of the complete Dilbert series looks and sounds good and is bargain priced, but has none of the extras of the 2004 release.
Monday, February 3 2014
Season 4 of Downton Abbey is suddenly like the British aristocracy’s version of Breaking Bad.
The desperate foursome are running from themselves and don't notice the Afrikaans sign, ‘Oppad na nerens'. ‘On the road to nowhere’.