Saturday, October 6 2012
Winged Planet will undoubtedly be hailed for its revolutionary photography and innovative technologies.
Simon Amstell is self-reflective, in a roundabout way, asserting that it is only "in the moment" that he finds joy and is "at one with the universe."
Friday, October 5 2012
Though not an uninteresting topic for a television show, the wide spectrum of parasites and infections that can afflict the human body carries a strong element of the grotesque with it.
Sunday, September 30 2012
Alicia can't escape how the scandal has turned her into a symbol and token, but she has found new ways to make her peace with her new roles.
As Jane makes her disturbing discoveries, 666 Park Avenue drags out a number of horror movie tropes.
Friday, September 28 2012
Fringe's Walter is the embodiment of how our noble instincts are corrupted by our inherent ability to ignore the morality of our deeds.
Thursday, September 27 2012
If Elementary is a standard detective procedural, it is at least well done.
Last Resort’s rudimentary entertainment derives almost wholly from Martin Campbell’s direction. He uses shot size and framing to amp up the meaning of dialogue, and as often pulls back from a moment of tension as he zooms in.
Wednesday, September 26 2012
Maybe the entire series is a commentary on wealth inequality in the US. The aliens are clearly the one percent: they own all the houses and don't have jobs.
Tuesday, September 25 2012
It may take a few episodes for Ben and Kate to find itself, but that sort of feeling-out process often happens with comedies.
Vegas, like Mad Men before it, seems designed to be a deliberate escape from the complexities of the present.
Monday, September 24 2012
The Mindy Project begins with a voiceover from Mindy, relating her lifelong love of romantic comedies, and how it's colored her worldview to look for exactly the right person.
Self-awareness -- of both sitcom conventions and How I Met Your Mother's specific vagaries -- has sustained the show for these seven seasons.
Sunday, September 23 2012
This team has produced groundbreaking and hilarious work in the past, so we might hope that they soon revive their creative spirits, not their prior works.
Monday, September 17 2012
Revolution arrives riding a huge wave of promotion launched last month during NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics, emphasizing its action elements.
The Mob Doctor could have just as easily been called The Good Doctor, given the debt it owes to The Good Wife, specifically, its revamping of the serial procedural.
Sunday, September 16 2012
It's clear that, between his home and his work, Nucky can't have a moment's rest.
Wednesday, September 12 2012
Guys with Kids looks to dispel stereotypes and present Chris, Gary, and Nick as more or less real-world dads.
Monday, September 10 2012
It's possible that Go On will find an effective balance between humor and sadness, becoming a sitcom that is somehow both snappy and grounded.
A cartoonish confirmation of every liberal's worst suspicions of conservatives, Jane is a racist, sexist, homophobic gun-toting harridan in a skirt suit.