Tuesday, January 27 2015
Just as Thomas Edison represented the America of his time, so too does he represents the America of our time in his try-and-succeed, try-and-fail methodology.
Patrick McGoohan's John Drake, superhero for the Cold War era, just might be the coolest hero of all time -- yes, even more than James Bond.
Monday, January 26 2015
Better Off Ted was cancelled too early, and this truncated final season doesn't give any real closure. What it does give us, however, is more hi-jinks and zany creativity.
Friday, January 23 2015
This isn't so much a comedy classic as it is passively amusing, but Drunk History's formula works damn well... especially after you've had a few of your own.
Wednesday, January 21 2015
Much like its closest television contemporary, Mad Men, Girls comes alive through character detail rather than plot.
Monday, January 12 2015
As the titular Marvel heroine, the smart and one-liner ready Hayley Atwell towers over Iron Man and his ilk in this contemporary take on post-WWII politics.
Almost 30 years after its conclusion, putting The Facts of Life on the TV feels like hanging out with an old friend.
Thursday, January 8 2015
Broad City is funny, but it's also heartfelt in unexpected and strange ways.
Tuesday, January 6 2015
Robert B. Weide's British period comedy Mr. Sloane was cancelled after just one season, depriving viewers of an engaging, wise and beautifully-made character study.
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.