For a series perpetually on the verge of cancellation, it managed to carve out a special place in the television landscape.
04 Mar 2015
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. struck gold with its "Winter Soldier Moment", but Gotham is fooling itself if it thinks it can merely replicate that show's success.
09 Feb 2015
True Blood's Amy Burley (Lizzy Caplan) lives a life of paradox: corrupt hipster and a conscious preacher of environmental sustainability -- for vampires.
12 Dec 2012
Nominally a kiddie series, the TV adaptation of Horrible Histories has a sharp comic intelligence. It might just be one of the most successful original comedy shows to appear in years.
10 Nov 2011
Mainstream culture's failure to examine professional wrestling seriously -- in this case, workplace safety issues -- lets the WWE get away with all kinds of ridiculous villainy that no other media organisation could. And pocket a tidy profit while doing it.
30 Sep 2011
Today, PopMatters kicks off a 10-day countdown of some of the high and lowpoints of the 2010 to 2011 television season beginning with the superlative Mad Men and the sad on-going strength of reality shows.
25 Jul 2011
With the WWE's biggest event of the year on the horizon, fans and sponsors might want to take a closer look at its blatant homophobia and reconsider the wisdom of handing over their money to a bigoted and retrograde institution.
30 Mar 2011
Critics hailed it as one of the best new shows on television, but FOX’s Lone Star has been canceled due to poor ratings.
05 Oct 2010
Can Quantum Leap return without a massive overhaul? Would such an overhaul destroy the original concept? In many ways the original was a groundbreaking series about civil rights, gender equality, animal rights, and the belief than anyone can make a positive difference in the world.
31 Aug 2010
Paraphrasing Chekov, that gun in the first act has to go off by the third. Your patience while watching the stories in Mad Men unfold will pay off.
13 Aug 2010
MTV’s Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant walk a fine line with their audience; both programs are honest and interested in telling a sympathetic story about what life is like as a teen mom while also telling viewers, “your life doesn’t have to end up like this.” The lesson is invaluable, but for the kids to really be all right, should MTV do more?
09 Aug 2010
The Hills finale airs Tuesday, December 1 at 10PM on MTV. The question, at this point, is whether anyone will be watching it. This intrepid blogger braved the inanity of the most recent season to let you know what has been happening.
30 Nov 2009
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