TV Series Reviews
Manhattan Review: WGN America Series Delivers Drama And Top Secret Science In The Desert
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...
Face Off Season 7 Premiere Review: Big Twists Meet Robert Englund And A New Judge
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.
Satisfaction Review: USA Escorts In An Enjoyably Frustrating Quest For Happiness
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
You're The Worst Review: Candid, Raunchy, Funny FX Rom-Com Premieres Thursday
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.
Married Review: Latest Comedy From FX Is Too Exhausting To Be Funny
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.
The Strain Review: Guillermo Del Toro's FX Horror Drama Delivers
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.
Chilling Visions: 5 States Of Fear Review: Another By The Books Chiller Anthology
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.
Masters Of Sex Review: Season 2 Heads To A Darker Place
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.
Welcome To Sweden Review: A Pleasant Trip, But One We've Taken Many Times
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.
The Bridge Review: Season 2 Weaves A More Tangled Web Of Vicious Border Justice
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.
Extant Review: CBS' Futuristic Drama Introduces An Intriguing Sci-fi Mystery
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.
The 90s: The Last Great Decade? Entertains As It Captures 90s Highs And Lows, Watch First Hour Here
Why wait until Sunday night to go back to the 90s? National Geographic has offered us an early look at their miniseries The '90s: The Last Great Decade, which is set to debut on Sunday night. The above video gives us a look at the first hour (or 42 minutes anyway) of the two-hour premiere of the 3-part miniseries, which will air Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night, beginning this weekend.
Wilfred Season 4 Review: Mythologizing Is Serious Not Funny Business
It almost didn't happen. When we last saw Wilfred, the comedy still hadn't been renewed for its fourth season, which makes the ending of last year's finale seem even more audacious. Obviously, FX ended up coming through with the renewal, especially good news since Season 4 is just as unique, compelling and stunningly shot as the previous three although not quite as funny. Trying to provide answers when crafting a characters' mythology can be serious and often dark business.
Tyrant Review: New FX Drama Has Potential, Needs Momentum
Taking over Fargo's recently vacated timeslot, Gideon Raff's FX drama Tyrant settles in at Tuesday night with a premiere episode that reveals its potential, not to mention the amount of effort it took for this ambitious project to be made. While the first episode teases an intriguing new drama that will leave you wanting more, the episodes that follow don't quite satisfy.
Dominion Review: Angels Wage War With Humans In Syfy's New Drama
Post-apocalyptic society is becoming a recurring theme at Syfy. With Defiance set to return this Thursday night, it's particularly fitting that Dominion would be paired with it. Dystopian backdrop aside, Vaun Wilmott's new series veers far more toward supernatural than it does sci-fi, in its focus an impending celestial battle between good and evil, with mankind trapped in the middle.