Friday, August 22 2014
If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Low Winter Sun tries to stand out as a refreshing take on the cop drama formula, but it's far too preoccupied with the shows that it knows audiences will compare it to.
Monday, August 4 2014
There are good MST3K box sets, and then there are great MST3K box sets. The difference? All the Jack Palance jokes you could ever hope for.
Thursday, July 24 2014
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.
Tuesday, July 8 2014
I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry.
Thursday, June 26 2014
The mysteries are consistently smart and well done, but it's the relationships between the characters that really make the show.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Often overshadowed by the World War II 20 years later, the Great War remains, in many sad ways, the yardstick for futility, pointlessness and waste.
Monday, June 23 2014
This BBC series is a nice way to learn some things about the world's fifth largest country, which is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
“The Web of Fear” illustrates why mostly unseen monsters work much better than their fully-formed cousins.
Monday, June 9 2014
With the Doctor's many regenerations, we see our Time Lord reincarnated with different mannerisms and taste in just about everything but the almost universally garish clothing.
Monday, June 2 2014
Long-time fan and Doctor Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss guides us through the first episode of what would become television’s longest running sci-fi show.
Thursday, May 29 2014
These stories are always engaging, not only because midwifery in the '50s is so interesting, but also because the midwives themselves are fully realized characters.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
It shouldn’t work, turning psychiatric patients into cartoons; it should be more more offensive than it is. Somehow, though, it all just ends up being good for a laugh.
Thursday, May 22 2014
Patrick Troughton is amazing in his dual roles in Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World, but this long-lost serial is short on the thrills.
Douglas Rushkoff’s Frontline: Generation Like discovers that teens, it seems, are happy to work for free, essentially doing the work of the advertisers.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
Hill Street Blues is a near perfect beast that never replicates, but builds upon its predecessors in its own quirky, occasionally surreal way.
Monday, May 12 2014
These are women who are rarely given a voice in television, so when a series like Orange is the New Black comes along, it’s striking in its depiction.
Thursday, May 8 2014
I Love Lucy has been treasured for years, but this is the first time that it has been presented in a manner so thoroughly studied and examined within its historical context.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
This might make some viewers uncomfortable. It might offend. It might challenge preconceptions. That’s fine. Much of the time, that’s what good art does.