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'The Honourable Woman' Is a Thriller With Emotional Resonance
The Honourable Woman is smart, taut, and consistently suspenseful, without ever sacrificing character for plot, which is no easy feat. [30.Oct.14]
Of Grimms, Slayers, and Vampires with Souls
Although our heroes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Grimm are initially alone, accepting help, and valuing their found families, is a virtue. [28.Oct.14]
'Death Comes to Pemberley' Is Jane Austen, Continued
Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage. [28.Oct.14]
'30 for 30: When the Garden Was Eden' Challenges the Narrative of the Melting Pot
30 for 30 shows how black men are expected to respond to limits and hopes, to contain, channel or otherwise cope with their frustrations. [24.Oct.14]
Quick, Before It's Gone: Should Networks Cancel Shows Early?
When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming. [23.Oct.14]
Reviews
The Honourable Woman is smart, taut, and consistently suspenseful, without ever sacrificing character for plot, which is no easy feat. [29.Oct.14]
Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage. [27.Oct.14]
30 for 30 shows how black men are expected to respond to limits and hopes, to contain, channel or otherwise cope with their frustrations. [24.Oct.14]
From the gross-out to the epic, South Park returns to form with a ten-part season with no bad episodes. [23.Oct.14]
In its third season, Revenge jumps the shark and drowns slowly afterwards. [15.Oct.14]
Why shouldn’t a maligned genre -- and romantic comedies are nothing if not maligned -- follow in drama's footsteps? [13.Oct.14]
DVD Reviews
The Honourable Woman is smart, taut, and consistently suspenseful, without ever sacrificing character for plot, which is no easy feat. [29.Oct.14]
Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage. [27.Oct.14]
News
Features
Although our heroes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Grimm are initially alone, accepting help, and valuing their found families, is a virtue. [27.Oct.14]
By Ryan Peters
Hannibal, unlike much-hyped pulp revival shows like True Detective and Fargo, refuses to give its audience neat answers on matters of right and wrong. [15.Oct.14]
Columns
What's So Funny?
Every few years there's a new batch of funny faces making the rounds on Britain's television panel shows. Here are a few faces worth watching. [21.Oct.14]
From The Blogs
When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming. [23.Oct.14]
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