Thursday, October 16 2014
In its third season, Revenge jumps the shark and drowns slowly afterwards.
Monday, October 13 2014
Why shouldn’t a maligned genre -- and romantic comedies are nothing if not maligned -- follow in drama's footsteps?
Sunday, October 12 2014
Kevin Smith and his comic book-loving posse spend each episode swapping tales about daily trades, sales, and purchases in Smith’s comic book store, Secrete Stash.
Sunday, October 5 2014
Mulaney and Motif’s third roommate, Jane is underdeveloped, and thrown into subplots that focus on typical -- if not offensive -- female storylines and stereotypes.
Thursday, October 2 2014
A precarious balance between precision and messiness structures Gracepoint in its storytelling and in its position as a US network series.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
Trapped in the hour-long drama structure, the half-hour sitcom that The Mysteries of Laura might long to be never finds its footing.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
One of Selfie’s biggest sins is how tone-deaf it is about social media and those who use it successfully.
Marvel is making their own live-action comic series, and while you don’t necessarily need to collect all the pieces to enjoy the story, there’s a much bigger payoff if you do.
Monday, September 29 2014
Like Star Trek, this looks back as it looks forward, situating our present in an alternative world that reflects our story today.
Thursday, September 25 2014
How to Get Away with Murder is aimed to capture the essence of both of the Shonda Rhimes shows that precede it, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Unlike weekly procedurals that wrap up everything with a bow, the knots tied in The Blacklist are entwined on frayed ribbon that runs the risk of falling apart.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
In this show the doctor, Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), is immortal. However, t's not what you think: he doesn’t sleep in a coffin, drink blood, or have sparkly skin.
Monday, September 22 2014
Characters collect, interpret, and decrypt, all while the countdown to Armageddon bellows like a tuba just offscreen.
It's no coincidence that Scorpion closely follows The Big Bang Theory on Mondays, a show that loves it nerds.
Gotham is off to a good start, so good that it's possible to watch the entire premiere without missing Batman one bit.
Madam Secretary has more on its mind than entertainment, taking on intercultural conflicts and ethical dilemmas without obvious solutions.
Friday, September 19 2014
The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year.
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
It's hard to overstate the overstatement in Red Band Society.
Breathless is an entertaining glimpse into a time period both dominated by men and also on the cusp of great change.