TV Series Reviews
Resurrection Review: The Dead Are Kind Of Dull In ABC's New Drama
ABC has been busy promoting its brand new series, Resurrection, for weeks now, including prominent previews during the Oscars’ commercial breaks. Advertisements for the series have been promising the unveiling of an unbelievable narrative about a few dead people from a small community returning to life.
Hannibal Season 2 Review: A Second Helping As Delicious As The First
After a terrific first season and a terribly long wait, Hannibal returns to NBC tonight with a highly anticipated second helping. Fans of Bryan Fuller’s take on Thomas Harris’ iconic character have been starving for more ever since the taste of his inspired adaptation left their mouths. And two episodes into Season 2, Hannibal is just as delicious as ever. Maybe more.
Legit Season 2 Review: The Maturing Comedy Starts With A Bang And A Racist Whimper
Simply by being an FX sitcom, Jim Jefferies’ rollickingly raunchy series Legit came out of the gate last year in the same conversation as Louie and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and though it never feels like a replica of either show, the “strong-willed ne’er do well does no one well” tone matches up. Its debut season was crassly hysterical in all the right ways, though some episodes approached material a little too broadly.
Mind Games Review: Christian Slater And Steve Zahn Are A Winning Combination
Kyle Killen's proven to have strong starters when it comes to TV series, and yet neither Lone Star nor Awake managed to last beyond its first season. Will Mind Games have better luck? From the start, it has all the makings of a great series, complete with a solid cast and a premise that should lend itself well to the trending format of procedural series with serialized elements.
Growing Up Fisher Review: Passable NBC Comedy Is More Of The Same
NBC keeps trying to regurgitate a goofy, fun loving comedy for its Thursday night block. Jenna Elfman’s back for this one, after her stint on 1600 Penn didn’t go so hot. The premise is as kitschy as you might expect from a family comedy at NBC, featuring a father figure who is blind, but spends his days hiding this knowledge from his coworkers at a law firm
About A Boy Review: Jason Katims Comedy Disappoints And Delights In Equal Measure
There’s something about what Jason Katims does that’s so goddamn winning. He has a knack for putting organic stakes in his series that both inform the character growth and development, but also naturally give rise to interesting stories. Unfortunately there’s not much beyond the patina that shines through on his latest effort, NBC’s About A Boy.
Star-Crossed Review: A Promising Teen Drama With An Alien Twist
The CW appears to be staying the course in its focus on genre programming, and Star-Crossed follows along with that trend while simultaneously giving teens and young adults a new high school-set drama, which offers a titular nod to both the alien twist and Romeo and Juliet.
House Of Cards Season 2 Review: Netflix Deals Another Winning Hand
The debut season of House of Cards caught everybody’s attention, with the series earning both Emmy and Golden Globes nominations as well as recognition from the AFI as one of the year’s significant achievements in television. Oh, and it was also one of our favorite new shows of 2013 too. Why all the of talk about last season? Because it’s second verse same as the first. If you loved House of Cards, you still will.
Tonya Harding And Nancy Kerrigan Figure Skating Controversy Revisited In 30 For 30: The Price Of Gold
Now matter how dramatic Sochi's figure staking proves to be, there's no way it can live up to the sensational events of the ladies' competition 20 years ago. While everyone probably remembers the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan scandal, ESPN's 30 for 30: The Price of Gold is a compelling doc that not only offers never before seen footage of the events and new interviews but also crafts a fascinating narrative around Harding's involvement with the attack. A must see for the anniversary.
The Problem With American Horror Story... And What To Expect From Coven's Finale
American Horror Story: Coven ends tonight! Over all, it was an enjoyable season, but after getting an early screening of tonight's finale, "The Seven Wonders," I've come to the realization that there's one thing that's holding American Horror Story back from reaching its full potential, and it's actually proven to be a pretty consistent issue with this series over the last three seasons.
Black Sails Review: Starz's New Drama Offers Gorgeous Settings And Just Enough Intrigue
Being a pirate is difficult, and not only because it’s a tough living against the grain of society. It’s a tough world to live in because it has been built on unstable footing, where each man and woman is out for his or herself, where allegiances are hard won, and where the tides of fortune can change rather quickly.
Rake Review: Greg Kinnear Drama Has Charm, Needs Edge
Everything about Rake's first episode is fine, with potential for goodness — and possibly even greatness — down the line. But it doesn't quite get there in the first episode. Instead, "Serial Killer" feels like a case of TV deja vu, where everything seems a bit too familiar, as though we've seen all this before.
Looking Review: HBO's New Dramedy Doesn't Find A Connection
Since this comparison is showing up in every single of review of HBO's Looking let's get it out of the way immediately. Except for the most superficial details, Michael Lannan's series about three gay men in San Francisco is nothing like Lena Dunham's Girls. "Looking For Now," the first episode of the new show, doesn't have a unique voice like Dunham's divisive multiple award winner and, for lack of a better word, is kind of milquetoast.
Flowers In The Attic: What Fans Should Expect From Lifetime's TV Movie
Those who read V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic at some point in the last few decades are likely looking forward to this weekend when Lifetime airs the small screen adaptation of the novel about four kids locked away for years by their own mother. It’s a dark, twisted and emotional story involving abuse, neglect and more incest than you might expect from your typical work of fiction.
True Detective Review: One Hell Of A Hard Boiled Mystery
Do we really need another series based on a serial killer on TV? Isn't it overkill? Some have gone so far as to call the recent string of dramas that explore said subject a rash but that would imply that the murder mystery wasn't a popular genre well before the medium was invented not to mention that those that have popped up are, well, bad. On the contrary, the 'rash' has included several excellent serial killer dramas and you can add HBO's impeccable True Detective to the list. You can't have too much of a good thing.