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
Atlanta Review: Donald Glover's FX Series Has Smooth, Engaging Cadence
FX’s Atlanta is most distinct for what it isn’t, than what it is.
It’s a half-hour in format, but it’d be misleading to deem it a comedy. And though it revolves around a young man shepherding his cousin’s music career, this is a world away from Empire. READ MORE
Too Close to Home: Is Tyler Perry's TLC Drama Just Crazy Enough to Work?
Monday night marked the debut of TLC’s first-ever scripted series Too Close to Home — a political soap created, executive-produced, written and directed by Tyler Perry — and after spending the past 19 hours in quiet reflection, we’re finally ready to talk about it. READ MORE & GRADE IT
Summer TV Winners & Losers: UnREAL, Stranger Things, SYTYCD and More
As the temperatures (finally) start to cool, it’s time to take stock of which summer TV shows are coming away golden, and which got burned. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
The Get Down Review: Baz Luhrmann's Drama Deserves a Pretty Good Rap
Toward the end of Episode 2 of The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s ’70s-set drama about the rise of hip-hop and the fall of disco in New York City, there’s a line of dialogue that hints at the both the undeniable joys and the patented absurdities of the show’s premise and execution. READ MORE
Mr. Robot Review: Season 2 Boots Up With Less Hacking, More Heady Drama
Perhaps I was among a subset of Mr. Robot fans who appreciated Season 1 as a clever and engaging “heist” drama that was enriched by the fact that its antihero was, as eventually affirmed, plagued by mental illness.
The start of Season 2, though, inverts that formula READ MORE
Zoo Review: Season 2 Is Unabashedly Crazy Like a (Feral, CGI'd) Fox
If Tuesday’s two-hour premiere was any indication, CBS’ Zoo is going all in with Season 2. READ MORE