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Deconstructing the Game Show
Craig Ferguson has won his own game show in becoming a celebrity, and he's parlayed his winnings into being the host of The Celebrity Name Game with a chance to challenge the institution that turns so many everyday people into predictable, cookie-cutter contestants. [22.Sep.14]
'Gotham' Is No Place for Nice Guys
Gotham is off to a good start, so good that it's possible to watch the entire premiere without missing Batman one bit. [22.Sep.14]
'Sleepy Hollow': Skeptics Beware
Characters collect, interpret, and decrypt, all while the countdown to Armageddon bellows like a tuba just offscreen. [22.Sep.14]
'Scorpion': Planes, Cars, and Nerds
It's no coincidence that Scorpion closely follows The Big Bang Theory on Mondays, a show that loves it nerds. [22.Sep.14]
'Madam Secretary': Téa Leoni Goes Global
Madam Secretary has more on its mind than entertainment, taking on intercultural conflicts and ethical dilemmas without obvious solutions. [22.Sep.14]
Reviews
Gotham is off to a good start, so good that it's possible to watch the entire premiere without missing Batman one bit. [22.Sep.14]
Characters collect, interpret, and decrypt, all while the countdown to Armageddon bellows like a tuba just offscreen. [22.Sep.14]
It's no coincidence that Scorpion closely follows The Big Bang Theory on Mondays, a show that loves it nerds. [22.Sep.14]
Madam Secretary has more on its mind than entertainment, taking on intercultural conflicts and ethical dilemmas without obvious solutions. [22.Sep.14]
The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year. [19.Sep.14]
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear. [18.Sep.14]
DVD Reviews
The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year. [19.Sep.14]
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear. [18.Sep.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Mary McNamara
LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of Monday’s Emmy telecast let’s give it up for Seth Meyers. Hosting any awards show is… [26.Aug.14]
Features
Craig Ferguson has won his own game show in becoming a celebrity, and he's parlayed his winnings into being the host of The Celebrity Name Game with a chance to challenge the institution that turns so many everyday people into predictable, cookie-cutter contestants. [22.Sep.14]
By Derek Lazarski
In the realm of moral ambiguity they occupy, Rust Cohle and Marty Hart become a microcosm of Lawrence Kohlberg's three stages of moral development. [09.Sep.14]
From The Blogs
By Romi N. Andrews
PopMatters shines a spotlight on some funny and not-so-funny shows that have failed. [19.Sep.14]
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