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.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
One of Selfie’s biggest sins is how tone-deaf it is about social media and those who use it successfully.
Marvel is making their own live-action comic series, and while you don’t necessarily need to collect all the pieces to enjoy the story, there’s a much bigger payoff if you do.
Monday, September 29 2014
Like Star Trek, this looks back as it looks forward, situating our present in an alternative world that reflects our story today.
Thursday, September 25 2014
How to Get Away with Murder is aimed to capture the essence of both of the Shonda Rhimes shows that precede it, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Unlike weekly procedurals that wrap up everything with a bow, the knots tied in The Blacklist are entwined on frayed ribbon that runs the risk of falling apart.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
In this show the doctor, Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), is immortal. However, t's not what you think: he doesn’t sleep in a coffin, drink blood, or have sparkly skin.
Monday, September 22 2014
Characters collect, interpret, and decrypt, all while the countdown to Armageddon bellows like a tuba just offscreen.
It's no coincidence that Scorpion closely follows The Big Bang Theory on Mondays, a show that loves it nerds.