Monday, May 5 2014
It may be that in 24's universe, there's no option for being cast out, for remaining out, that choices can't be made, but are only made for Chloe and Jack Bauer and you, too.
Too shallow to be informative and too dry to be campy, Lizzie Borden Took an Axe is unsatisfying on every level.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Father Brown, in his 1974 television series incarnation, assures viewers that wisdom lies in moderation, not revolution.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
As the war affects all aspects of the business, season 2 employs a more serious tone, yet it's more entertaining than thought-provoking.
Tuesday, April 22 2014
These two soccer stories, focused on the World Cups of 1974 and 1986, reveal the politics, culpability, and legacy of FIFA in broader contexts.
Thursday, April 17 2014
The Piston's Isiah Thomas exhorts haters to "erase the labels that you've given us and the names that you called us, all those people who said we were thugs and vicious."
Wednesday, April 16 2014
Hillsborough recalls the horror of that day, the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
The resourcefulness and fearlessness of these women is a highlight in a series so well-written and well-acted.
Tuesday, April 15 2014
While the TV version goes down its own solitary snow-swept roads, its sprawling cast of characters featuring proxies for the film’s iconic figures.
Monday, April 7 2014
Silicon Valley is premised on a series of often funny clashes -- between cultures, generations, and expectations.
Monday, March 31 2014
Impressively detailed and masterfully assembled, Mr. Selfridge focuses on class relations that can be both supportive and dysfunctional, and affected by external forces.
Wednesday, March 26 2014
As much as this celebrates the music of the Hypnotic Brass Band, with long sequences devoted to their energetic performances, it also makes clear the hard work that goes into it.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton turn down the grotesque but amp up the insidious mixture of morbid comedy and genuine creepiness for this series of stand-alone tales.
Thursday, March 20 2014
The monsters in Monsters look laughable, but if you're a fan of the show already, you probably won't care.
Wednesday, March 19 2014
A clever, often painful study of a corrosive friendship,'Doll & Em' features Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, who play fictionalized versions of themselves.
Thursday, March 13 2014
Ripper Street's greatest strength is to avoid direct reference to the killings as an investigative project and to treat them as traumatic events from which its characters are trying to recover.
Just why Acorn Media recently released Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: The Complete Collection nearly 20 years after its initial broadcast is hardly a mystery.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
The Returned asks a not-so-simple question about how the living would react to the return of the dead, and offers no easy answers.
Monday, March 10 2014
Television is especially good at pretending intimacy, at inviting you to feel close to emotional situations and worrying for characters you come to know over time.
Sunday, March 9 2014
The ever-expanding TV population of zombies, the disappeared, and assorted cyborgs is joined by the citizens of Arcadia, Missouri, who just can’t seem to stay in the graves where their loving relatives have interred them.