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.
Gotham is off to a good start, so good that it's possible to watch the entire premiere without missing Batman one bit.
Madam Secretary has more on its mind than entertainment, taking on intercultural conflicts and ethical dilemmas without obvious solutions.
Friday, September 19 2014
The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year.
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
It's hard to overstate the overstatement in Red Band Society.
Breathless is an entertaining glimpse into a time period both dominated by men and also on the cusp of great change.
Friday, September 12 2014
This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation.
Tuesday, September 9 2014
Images of devastation unite Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram, two harrowing PBS documentaries.
Thursday, September 4 2014
This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
Larry Kramer’s blistering cri de coeur about the early days of the AIDS plague gets a solidly respectful but flawed treatment from Ryan Murphy
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.
Monday, August 18 2014
The real pleasures of the new Dallas involve engaging with repetition in all its forms and taking melodrama seriously.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Again and again, The Knick makes visible the traumas suffered by bodies, at risk, unequal by law, and struggling to survive.
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.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
By the time Frontline: Losing Iraq arrives at the present moment of ISIS, the long history of US missteps in Iraq seems nearly overwhelming.
Sunday, July 27 2014
A paean to the virtue of arrested development lurks at the core, here, which may be predictable. After all, we’re talking about a Lifetime original movie.