Wednesday, July 10 2013
Both the Stanleys and the Neumanns are living paycheck to paycheck. The reasons are at once as individual and common as you might imagine, having to do with decisions concerning education and downturns in local and national economies.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
Pictured in scratchy-seeming, anti-slick, internally framed clips, the interviews here create a sense of the subjects' personal experiences with coach Pat Summitt.
Monday, July 8 2013
Many property owners take the only option they can, which is to sign deals with the gas-drilling companies whereby the must move off their land, leave behind their homes, and never speak of what's happened, owing to non-disclosure clauses.
Thursday, July 4 2013
When Geordry left his home and applied for asylum in Switzerland, he didn't guess that he'd be captured and incarcerated at Frambois Prison in Geneva, caught for long months between nations and governments.
Monday, July 1 2013
Speaking now, Venus Williams looks confident and self-aware, a woman who knows how to use the camera, and yet another version of the tennis player who turned professional at age 14.
Friday, June 28 2013
This made for TV movie walks a line between camp and earnestness, much as Anna Nicole herself blurred the distinction between tackiness and glamour.
Wednesday, June 26 2013
In this uneven but revelatory season of Mad Men, Don Draper’s mask of identity slipped and his performance became more difficult to maintain.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
This program, developed over a year and featuring interviews with law enforcement authorities as well as victims and accused perpetrators, reveals longstanding, systemic, and overlooked abuse of women.
As the show takes Dr. Pierce's cue, pinning criminal behavior to a physical location in the brain, it argues that criminals cannot be changed or rehabilitated.
The research is delivered by individuals willing to talk about sex frankly but intelligently, whether they are academic scholars or “ordinary people” on the street.
Monday, June 24 2013
Though sensationalist intrigues hold sway over the initial plot of Under the Dome, the gradual revelation of mysteries could well provide several seasons’ worth of dramatic interest.
Sunday, June 23 2013
Abraham Lincoln's assassination is just months away and there's increasing corruption in New York's Tammany Hall, embodied here by General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue), new to the series this season.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
Twisted challenges typical representations of delinquent teens early, when Danny, Jo, and their classmates discuss what it means to be a "sociopath" in their psychology class.
Monday, June 10 2013
Somehow, Los Angeles is so bereft of crime that one captain, two senior lieutenants, and three detectives can all work one murder case.
Sunday, June 9 2013
As the new season begins, Cochise's presence brings up a host of issues for our human heroes and for the show's plotting.
Thursday, June 6 2013
What if the zombie apocalypse came and, instead of the human race being reduced to rubble, its members rallied and survived mostly intact?
Tuesday, June 4 2013
These two new reality TV shows are focused on 'common people' in the Midwest and South -- in particular, common people who keep secrets.
Monday, June 3 2013
In a couple of subplots, The Fosters broaches, superficially at least, the complications of striving for color- and culture-blindness in cross-racial adoptions.
Friday, May 31 2013
Combining a roughhewn, DIY fortitude with a camera-ready smile, Pete Nelson consults with his clients, helps them make a plan, and then does what he likes to do best: he builds a treehouse.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
"Why would a 13-year-old girl lie that she's been gang raped by four people?"