People are so blase about the staging of reality shows that it's hard to get anyone excited by evidence to that effect. Still, an eagle-eyed reader noticed that one of the brothers featured in ABC's…
Recently Los Angeles Times critic Robert Lloyd wrote a wholly misguided analysis about the pervasive darkness of AMC's "Breaking Bad." Here I am again, left cleaning up the messes of others. What…
Given the U.S. government's near-default as Democrats and Republicans bickered over the debt ceiling, much has been made of the country's political dysfunction.
Television does a lot of things well, but it simply can't afford to blow stuff up as impressively as they can in movies. So for a sci-fi series to work, it ultimately has to rely on characters, not…
Critics often face unspoken pressure to embrace something that's popular. Hey, if that many people like it, there must be something there I'm not seeing, right? No need to worry about that happening…
"Curiosity" -- a broad initiative designed to tackle an eclectic array of provocative and puzzling topics -- definitely lives up to that billing in its premiere.
Through the years, CBS' David Poltrack has tried — often in very lonely fashion — to tweak the way the TV industry in general, and media buyers in particular, look at demographics. The network gave…
What do women want? Lord knows I'm the wrong person to ask, but from a TV standpoint, anyway, the answer to that question appears in an inordinate state of flux.
MSNBC managed to display most of its strengths and weaknesses in a single TCA session on Tuesday morning. There were Rachel Maddow (right) and Lawrence O'Donnell, actually trying to give thoughtful…
"Take the Money and Run" requires a lot of arcane and convoluted rules, but it ought to hold an audience's attention in the same undemanding way many procedurals do.
Forget the first four-plus minutes of this clip of Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity and Juan Williams going at it over the debt ceiling debate. Just cut to the end, where after Williams has called…