Saturday, January 19 2013
Ripper Street's old setting, in Whitechapel 1889, helps the show breathe new life into the police procedural.
Friday, January 18 2013
The midseason premiere of Bones, which aired 14 January, returned to one of the show’s major strengths, the frequently serious characters' capacity for silliness.
Thursday, January 17 2013
King of the Nerds is a reality competition show with a premise that is, essentially, "What if The Big Bang Theory was a reality competition show?"
Floating between violent and bloody spy genre spoof and comically self-aware pop culture commentary, Archer delivers laughs via antic situations and sharp, geeky dialogue.
Monday, January 14 2013
TCM Presents: AFI's Master Class -- The Art of Collaboration: Robert Zemeckis and Don Burgess reminds us that the director has never been tied to a single genre and his filmography is as diverse as his influences.
The teen audience target allows The Carrie Dairies to skirt around some of the most annoying aspects of Sex and the City.
Sunday, January 13 2013
While the dialogue still pops, it often serves to cover over plot holes and character inconsistencies.
Friday, January 11 2013
What remains unclear is who constitutes the plainly broken public education "system", and more importantly, who will be responsible for it.
Thursday, January 10 2013
1600 Penn’s tone may be apolitical, but it is also very funny.
With the introduction of the infamous Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes now has both his nemesis and his primary motivation.
Monday, January 7 2013
In typical Bunheads fashion, the winter premiere episode restores the status quo by the end without spending much time on details.
While all of Deceptions's mysteries, secrets, and tensions make for an intriguing premise, the pilot begs the question: how far can the series go with this?
Saturday, December 8 2012
As fleeting as these moments may be, they are also preserved. Old and grainy and haunting too, they’re testaments not only to Jackson’s individual legend, but also to the broader historical shift he represented.
Tuesday, December 4 2012
s much as Earl Campbell might stand as an example of what’s wrong with football -- the tolls it takes on bodies and psyches, the long-term effects of so much violence against bones and muscles and minds -- he remains adamant here that his work was worth it, that he loved his game.
Wednesday, November 28 2012
The Hour continues to mine its rich vein of personalities, with a second season that is looking very good, indeed.
Sunday, November 25 2012
Cast interviews in Downton Abbey Revisited feature an appealing awareness of the occasional improbability of their characters and storylines, a point made clear by a slightly bemused Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert Crawley.
Tuesday, November 20 2012
In Mea Maxima Culpa survivors of Father Murphy's abuse pursue transparency, working with other survivors to expose how the system endured for so many years and in so many places.
Tuesday, November 13 2012
It appears that such pressures -- lobbying and corporate financing -- are built into the US econo-political system, only refined now, or perhaps more accurately, sledge-hammered.
Sunday, November 11 2012
Even as we're reassured that the set was a place for invention and its own sort of hopeful adventure, we're also reminded by writer and executive producer Tim Minear that the show's dire ratings situation affected the episodes during production.
Monday, November 5 2012
Witness, HBO's new series airing Mondays in November, follows photojournalists in conflict zones as they expose the aftermath and the pervasiveness of violence, the effects of war on daily existence.