Crackleís latest original series Sequestered has subverted nearly every expectation one might have for an online streaming thriller, and by doing so has established itself as a breezily suspenseful trip through the conspiracy-soaked aftermath of a well-publicized murder. And at only 22 minutes per episode, there's never a dull moment.
Comedy is all about timing, and that's especially true for the rhythmic humor found in a well-constructed multi-camera comedy. Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer have proven adept at good timing and comedy, so the idea of the two actors paired up in a new series is brimming with potential. FX's Partners taps into some of that, but doesn't really bring anything new to the table.
Expectations for a new series are always a bit higher when the drama is an adaptation of a beloved novel. That applies to Starz's Outlander, a Scotland-set drama from Ronald D. Moore, based on the first book in a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Outlander excels both as an adaptation and an intriguing new drama.
Syfy's forecast calls for a Sharknado, and come tomorrow night, the network plans to deliver. We took a peek at Sharknado 2: The Second One ahead of tomorrow night's grand debut, and if you're looking for full-on shark mayhem, this sequel delivers a hearty helping. and then some. Expect blood. Expect chaos. Expect New York City to be soaked in sharks and terror.
Joining Salem among WGN America's slate of original programming is Manhattan, another period piece for the network. The scripted drama centers on the lives and top secret work of the men and women involved in the Manhattan Project during World War II. Mixing an intriguing historical setting with suspense, drama and mystery, where the stakes are incredibly high...
For better or worse, Season 7 kicks things off in an unpredictable way by adding a new judge and some unneeded gimmicks to ramp up the pressure on the 16 contestants vying for the top prize.
Sex, love and money. It isnít just a song by Mos Def; itís the trifecta for a supposed happy life. With its newest drama Satisfaction, USA peels the protective layer off of that trio and tries to expose something about humanity that doesnít always get conveyed properly in this modern era of ďME!Ē
FX is bringing a bit of romantic comedy to their lineup with Married and You're the Worst, the latter of which comes from Weeds and Orange is the New Black scribe Stephen Falk. If there's one thing the Jenji Kohan series have in common with You're the Worst, it's their shared focus on humorously flawed but likable characters.
For a long time, FX has been a trailblazer in cableís original programming lineup, producing comedies and dramas that have attained enviable audiences and engrossed viewers, as well as well as produced attention-grabbing storylines. This week, the network is rolling out a new comedy, Married, about what happens to a couple after children, money troubles and stagnancy set in.
FX has done a fine job of creeping us all out with their promotions for Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's new horror-drama The Strain. Having seen the first four episodes of the series, to put it simply, the ads are actually pretty tame by comparison to some of the disturbing events that transpire in the first few episodes of this bloody, creepy series.
Tonight is the premiere of Chiller's Chilling Visions' follow-up, 5 States of Fear, which combines five disparate short films, tethered together by the loose theme of basic human fears in five different states. Thatís what they call metaphoriliteral in the business.
When Showtime decided to create a TV series based on the lives and research of Dr. William H. Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), they dredged the two mostly forgotten names up out of history and created a series that is fun and impressive. Masters of Sex is a show that capably looks at life through a cultural lens.
Comedies from other English-speaking countries almost always get adapted for American audiences, and a foreign sitcom has a slim chance of getting to air unchanged, which makes Welcome to Sweden rather rare. Too bad the same can't be said for anything else to do with this NBC summer series, which serves as a pleasant but familiar and forgettable fish out of water tale.
In Season 2, co-creator and showrunner Elwood Reid has up and created his own maddeningly large sea for this drama to wallow in, and even though there are more plotlines to follow than there are highways in Texas, Iím completely entranced by it all.
Arriving on Wednesday night is CBS's new 13-episode serialized drama Extant. Combining mystery, thrills and a futuristic backdrop, Extant gets off to an intriguing start, with a premiere episode that sets the stage for what may prove to be a truly gripping summer mystery, wrapped in a sci-fi story involving family, artificial intelligence and outer space.