Tuesday, November 5 2013
Perhaps more than any other sitcom, Boy Meets World totally captures what it feels like to grow up.
Friday, November 1 2013
What's so captivating about Downton Abbey is that the servants are thrust into the forefront, wholly realized characters themselves and often the ones we care about most.
The clever boy is running... out of ideas.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
Syfy's new series Defiance is an ambitious transmedia project. But in this case, that does more harm than good.
Monday, October 28 2013
It's no surprise that the tights and capes crowd have gotten their own much deserved PBS documentary and, with some small caveats, it's well worth your time.
Thursday, October 24 2013
Bryan Fuller retools the Hannibal franchise as an intelligent take on the morality of horror fiction, setting a CSI procedural within a Satanic universe ruled by Mads Mikkelsen's insane Dr. Lecter.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
This documentary’s largest focus, cultural identity, is examined from perspectives as varied as Mexicans in Texas, Central Americans in California, Cubans in Miami, and Puerto Ricans in New York.
Based on the thriller by James Herbert, The Secret of Crickley Hall falls short on chills and fails to leave a strong impression -- until its final act.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
In the Flesh is a spare, haunting drama that wonders what the world might look like after the zombie apocalypse.
Under primary writers Jackson Gillis and Samuel Newman, many episodes seek an unusual angle to refresh the series' formula of Perry Mason's client being accused of murder until he unmasks the killer in court.
Friday, October 4 2013
Elderly care is big business. But what happens, and who suffers, when profit replaces dignity?
Thursday, October 3 2013
One of the most critically celebrated cop shows of the last decade, Southland confronted the realities of policing in a hard-to-watch final season that not even loyal fans understood at first.
Anchored by the narration of Tom Selleck, this nature series is a spectacular look at the North American ecosystem and the many characters which populate it.
Tuesday, October 1 2013
Timothy Spall is wet-your-pants hilarious as Lord Clarence Emsworth, a well-meaning and entirely idiotic aristocrat whose chief concern is the health and well-being of his pig, Empress.
Monday, September 30 2013
From Rayna’s classic hits and her new country-rock hybrid sound to Deacon’s crooning love songs and Juliette’s addictive pop crowd-pleasers, there’s something for everyone in Nashville.
The intensity of a character like Luther could easily wear thin if played by the wrong actor, but Idris Elba is a consistently terrific, making Luther as watchable as always.
Venomous lizards, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, carnivorous centipedes -- tracking “wild things” with actor/creature enthusiast Dominic Monaghan is a real trip.
Thursday, September 26 2013
Though long missing episodes 2 and 3 of the six-episode serial, the classic Doctor Who story The Ice Warriors is now on DVD with animated restorations of the missing episodes... with original episode audio.
Inspector George Gently continues to capture the mood of the '60s in season five, but the fate of our hero is left in a Sherlock Holmes-styled predicament.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
It seems hard to believe, but there was a time when audiences had no idea Liberace was gay and Soderbergh captures this innocence -- or voluntary blindness -- with special attention.