Another first-rate cable series adapted from an Israeli format (following HBO's "In Treatment"), "Homeland" rather quickly gets beyond its formulaic set-up and captures the Cold War paranoia of "The…
The Parents Television Council issued a press release today urging NBC to cancel "The Playboy Club." This reminds me of a scene in "Conan the Destroyer," when the comic-relief sidekick waits until…
Turner Classic Movies has a clever formula: Do an original documentary to jump-start a run of movies that taps into its vast library. Enter "The Horrors of Stephen King," a very simple hour —…
For years, executives have lamented a shortage of qualified young leading men for television. It's one of the reason many talented imports from the U.K. and Australia have found homes in American…
"Luther" is a gritty British crime drama that puts a troubled detective up against psychotic killers whose sprees are preposterously random yet nevertheless engrossing.
As any critic will tell you, first impressions can be deceiving. So the second part of "Two and a Half Men's" kickoff — introducing Ashton Kutcher — felt significantly less self-assured than the…
Unlike some critics, I've generally liked the HBO series "Hung," both for its firstrate leads — Thomas Jane and Jane Adams — and its not-so-subtle commentary about the times. The producers stumbled…
As sure as the sun sets and rises, someone will look at Monday night's ratings for "Two and a Half Men," compare the second episode's audience to the first, and conclude that however many million…
Fights that don't produce a decision aren't particularly satisfying.
Depending on how one chooses to view it, "Terra Nova" represents another attempt to do a family drama in a (very) exotic locale, or the new TV season's biggest gamble.