A perfect companion for "Mythbusters," magicians/comics/debunkers supreme Penn & Teller again take a stab at separating fact from fiction, albeit in a less doctrinaire and political way than their…
"American Horror Story" is a stab (heh heh), from "Glee's" Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, at recycling jump-out-at-you conventions, which in its own way displays excesses similar to later seasons of…
A former mental asylum is transformed into luxury apartments for pretty young Brits stupid enough to ignore the obvious warning signs of haunting in U.K. import "Bedlam." A sort of "Melrose Place"…
Like a promising restaurant opening before its service staff was fully prepped, "The Chew" premiered on ABC Daytime on Sept. 26 with likable hosts struggling to keep up with frantically paced live…
Like a bad morning person, "Dexter" almost never gets off to a rousing start, though the finishes have traditionally more than compensated for that. So the first three episodes of Showtime's…
"Prohibition" is a five-hour, three-part collaboration with Lynn Novick, that proves to be extremely entertaining, packed with amusing details and highly relevant to today's politics.
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…
"Luther" is a gritty British crime drama that puts a troubled detective up against psychotic killers whose sprees are preposterously random yet nevertheless engrossing.
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.
As muddled as its too-cute-by-half title suggests, "Suburgatory" is another one of those series with a precociously witty teenage protagonist whose narration and attitude kind of make you want to…