Friday, December 19 2014
The 1966 live-action series still mesmerizes today as a deft Pop Art confectionary satire on '50s squares that wanted its viewers to have their cake and eat it too.
Thursday, December 11 2014
The Paradise lights a slow fuse that burns brighter than its ITV rivals. Too bad low viewership has brought the series to an end.
Wednesday, December 10 2014
Fans of quality British television could do much worse than Accused, but only certain episodes, such as the one featuring Sean Bean's stunning role as a transvestite, stand out.
Sunday, December 7 2014
The Librarians combines Willy Wonka with Indiana Jones to create the next Scooby Gang in search of magic, artifacts, and its own places in the universe.
Monday, December 1 2014
When Worricker is on screen, paying attention is consistently rewarding.
Wednesday, November 26 2014
As in its previous literary and screen incarnations, the whale here is a demonic force, producing fear in the whalers (and the audience) even when it is not visible.
Featuring episodes from both Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel, this Turkey Day Collection is a feast for comedy fans.
Monday, November 24 2014
The sheer frustration of watching the nearly immobile Major Crimes is compounded by the glimmers it offers of alternative roles for women in primetime television.
Monday, November 10 2014
Just under the surface, the earnest Barry Allen suppresses his darkness in the hope of freeing his wrongly convicted father.
Monday, November 3 2014
As A Poet in New York observes the poet's decline, it also examines the cult of celebrity and its ramifications.
Thursday, October 30 2014
The Honourable Woman is smart, taut, and consistently suspenseful, without ever sacrificing character for plot, which is no easy feat.
Tuesday, October 28 2014
Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage.
Friday, October 24 2014
30 for 30 shows how black men are expected to respond to limits and hopes, to contain, channel or otherwise cope with their frustrations.
Thursday, October 23 2014
From the gross-out to the epic, South Park returns to form with a ten-part season with no bad episodes.
Thursday, October 16 2014
In its third season, Revenge jumps the shark and drowns slowly afterwards.
Monday, October 13 2014
Why shouldn’t a maligned genre -- and romantic comedies are nothing if not maligned -- follow in drama's footsteps?
Sunday, October 12 2014
Kevin Smith and his comic book-loving posse spend each episode swapping tales about daily trades, sales, and purchases in Smith’s comic book store, Secrete Stash.
Sunday, October 5 2014
Mulaney and Motif’s third roommate, Jane is underdeveloped, and thrown into subplots that focus on typical -- if not offensive -- female storylines and stereotypes.
Thursday, October 2 2014
A precarious balance between precision and messiness structures Gracepoint in its storytelling and in its position as a US network series.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
Trapped in the hour-long drama structure, the half-hour sitcom that The Mysteries of Laura might long to be never finds its footing.