Luke Cage Review: New Marvel Series Is Strong, But Not Without Weak Spots
Netflix’s superhero dramas, because they don’t have to sweat the week-to-week ebbs and flows in ratings, are able to spend protracted amounts of time with the villain. And that can indeed be a sweet storytelling luxury READ MORE
Westworld Review: For a Series About Robots, HBO's Drama Has a Lotta Heart
If you ever saw Michael Crichton’s cheesy but enjoyable 1973 Westworld, you should go ahead and erase it from your memory before sampling HBO’s series adaptation READ MORE
Transparent Season 3 Review: A Sweetly Awkward Family Reunion
It’s always nice to catch up with the Pfeffermans, isn’t it? The family at the center of Amazon’s Transparent is woefully messed up — and was long before dad Mort became mom Maura. READ MORE
Bull Review: Michael Weatherly's New Legal Drama Delivers a Mixed Verdict
CBS has a formula for its dramas, and it works: Combine an old-fashioned crime procedural with new-fangled gadgetry, and watch the syndication bucks roll in. READ MORE
This Is Us Review: Yes, Parenthood Fans, It's Safe to Cry Again
It’s been a year and a half now since Parenthood went off the air (RIP, Zeek), and it left a gaping void on NBC — and all the major networks, really — in the heartfelt-family-drama category. READ MORE
Designated Survivor Review: POTUSing Comes Too Easily for Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland’s new ABC drama Designated Survivor boasts the highest of high concepts: What if a low-level government schlub was thrust into the Presidency following a deadly attack? READ MORE
MacGyver Review: With Paper Clips, No Chewing Gum (Yet!), CBS Reboots Mac
When we first laid eyes on Don’t-Call-Me-Angus MacGyver, he was sporting a ridiculous pom-pom hat while scaling a cliff to track down a stolen missile, which he proceeded to defuse using, yes, a paper clip.
Jump ahead almost exactly 31 years READ MORE
The Exorcist Review: What the Hell? Maybe the Devil Made Them Do It?
There’s a moment in the pilot for The Exorcist that is so spine-tingling and cool that it actually gave me goosebumps. Unfortunately, the reason the moment is so creeptastically effective has nothing to do with this show READ MORE
The Good Place Review: Kristen Bell's New Comedy Is Almost Heaven
What happens when we die? It’s a big, complicated question that doesn’t really lend itself to a jokey sitcom. READ MORE
Queen Sugar Series Premiere: Are You Sweet on OWN's New Family Drama?
Few things bring a fractured family together like a crisis — and Queen Sugar‘s got ’em in spades. READ MORE & GRADE THE PREMIERE