For a show with a pop undercurrent that proclaims itself "sizzling," "Heights" is pretty tepid and lacks a hit song's most basic element: A catchy hook.
A clear attempt at an action-romance Western, the resulting pic is more like "Fifty Shades of Dust."
"Comedy Bang! Bang!"and "Bunk" forge a compatible hour, just one highly narrow in its appeal and more intent on snark than laughs, delivering relatively little bang for the comedy buck.
After "True Blood's" extended dead-end detours involving faeries and witches, the HBO drama's fifth season finds it back on the true (if not righteous, thank goodness) path.
The amiable diversion from north of the border wins no points for originality, but boasts a winning lead in Erica Durance.
Not unexpectedly, the cheeky idea behind "The Choice" -- Fox's thumb-in-the-eye, sound- and lookalike knockoff of a certain NBC musical competition -- is ultimately more enticing than the execution.
Part CBS' "Jesse Stone" movies, part Marlboro Man ad, "Longmire" is an odd throwback of a series -- a highly conventional cop drama/modern-day Western, without much in the way of wit or risk.
It's the usual "Jersey Shore" wannabe, only situated on different but even less-authentic shores.
A fun soundtrack from Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, great dance numbers, and appealing leads compensate for the overwhelming sense of been there, done that.
The six-hour "Hatfields & McCoys" has a certain grungy intensity, a la "Deadwood," but also features arid stretches, and too many supporting characters who register so sparingly you barely get to…