For fans of Ricky Gervais' brilliant HBO series "Extras," "Life's Too Short" feels like a rehash, with about half the laughs.
A languid, dreamlike study of an abandoned naif taking a few tentative steps outside the wild-animal park that has been her lifelong home and refuge.
A contempo nativity story in which the Holy Ghost seemingly impregnates a Mormon girl through a cover of Jack Lee/Blondie's incomparable tune, "Hanging on the Telephone," "Electrick Children" reps a…
Taking the plunge into unscripted TV, AMC gets almost everything right with "Comic Book Men" -- the time-slot, the tone, the surprisingly fertile collectibles/pawnshop genre -- except for the…
The plot of "The River" is hard not to admire, even if the longterm prospects for its journey remain shrouded in mystery.
For all the attention heaped on "Glee," the kid-oriented cable channels have long been making a concerted push into twinning comedy and music, though in most instances -- and Nickelodeon's latest…
There's a lot to like in "Smash," a new NBC drama chronicling the launch of a show about Marilyn Monroe, and the various parties -- including two appealing ingenues vying for the lead -- drawn into…
With HBO's "Girls" on the horizon, the confused twentysomething is getting a bit of a workout, which is, from a media perspective, a classic bit of pandering.
Featuring a couple of sketch players who are biracial but far from post-racial, "Key & Peele" says more about modern marketing than about comedy.
On its face, "A Smile as Big as the Moon" is one of those feel-good true stories perfectly suited to the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" umbrella, about how a teacher championed the first group of…
With TV sports rights going through the retractable roof, the timing is particularly apt for HBO biopic "Namath," which focuses on the iconic New York Jets quarterback who helped establish the NFL as…