Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review: Is the New Team Overpowering the Original?
A year ago, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s midseason premiere picked up from a winter finale in which a familiar someone had been “transformed” into an Inhuman something.
And now here we are again READ MORE
Underground Review: Thriller Aspect, Modern Riffs Drive WGN's Slave Drama
Having previously plumbed the 17th-century and then the 1940s via Salem and Manhattan, WGN America’s next period drama, Underground, aims to bring a modern sensibility to the senseless injustice of slavery READ MORE
Damien Review: End of Days Can't Come Soon Enough for A&E's Leaden Horror Continuation
Who let this dog in?
That’s a question you’ll ask every time a growling Rottweiler makes a surprise appearance — at a Manhattan police precinct! in a kindly professor’s study! outside the bathroom of a Chilean rectory! — during A&E’s horror-flick continuation Damien. READ MORE
The Family Review: Something's All Wrong With ABC's Newest Clan, and It's Definitely All Right
Serialized mysteries are a tricky thing. Dole out your secrets too slowly, and the audience gets bored. Front-load your bombshells in the first few episodes, there’s a risk viewers will roll their eyes and groan, “Well, this is all just a bit too much.”
Luckily for ABC READ MORE
The Real O'Neals Review: ABC's Wacky Catholic Comedy Is Close to Divine
There’s something sweetly old-fashioned about the premise of ABC’s latest family comedy, The Real O’Neals, in which the an image-obsessed Catholic mom desperately attempts to hide her family’s foibles — and her teenage son’s recent coming out — from public scrutiny. READ MORE
Girls Season 5 Review: Still Maddening, But Mostly Maddeningly Funny
“She’s painfully narcissistic, shockingly tone-deaf and just generally one of the most insufferable people you’ll ever meet.”
That description of Girls‘ polarizing protagonist Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) from the HBO comedy’s Season 5 premiere READ MORE
Fuller House Review: Netflix Revival Relies Almost Entirely on Nostalgia
Let’s start with the good news: If all you’re expecting from Netflix’s Full House revival series is a where-are-they-now nostalgia fest, complete with friendly faces and catchphrases you’ve heard a million times, plan to call in sick from work on Feb. 26 to binge the first season. Fuller House was made for you. READ MORE
11.22.63 Review: Hulu Remakes History With a Gripping Stephen King Yarn
“Time is a flat circle,” Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle famously mused in True Detective.
Hulu’s new limited series 11.22.63 (premiering Monday, and airing weekly) goes one better – fashioning that circle out of READ MORE
Super Bowl Commercials: Reviewing the Best, Worst and Many In Between
The time is nigh for the Super Bowl, where every year advertisers toss big bucks (now a solid $5 million per 30-second spot!) to wave their wares in front of 110 million viewers.
Who drafted famous faces to shill? Who played it for laughs? READ MORE
Vinyl: HBO's '70s Drama Rocks Hard (Though Its Soul Is a Work in Progress)
You won’t find it on the show’s IMDb page, but cocaine plays such a major role in HBO’s new ’70s drama Vinyl (premiering Feb. 14 at 9/8c) that its name ought to be wedged into the credits somewhere between Ray Romano and Olivia Wilde. READ MORE