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A “world” of possibilities

October 28, 2016

With “Game of Thrones” coming to an end within the next two years, HBO needs a new hit genre piece with which to enthrall the world. The first attempt to meet that goal granted us the Western/Sci-fi...

“Orange is the New Black” season four tackles past and future

June 24, 2016

At the end of “Orange is the New Black” season three, we were left wondering what direction season four could possibly take after the inmates broke out to go to the lake and privatization of the prison...

“Daredevil” is a little tame

Despite some interesting story lines, much of the second season of
March 24, 2016

Daredevil has always been a fascinating character to me: Matt Murdock is a man filled with rage, a healthy dose of Catholic guilt and a love for his city. He’s able to channel that aggression and become...

“The X-Files” hasn’t aged well

The show has recaptured its nostalgia but not its originality in the Fox reboot.
February 5, 2016

“The X-Files,” FOX’s seminal sci-fi hit, returned for its 10th season with its first batch of new episodes since it went off the air in 2002. As should be expected after a 14 year break, “The X-Files”...

“Younger” stays fresh in second season

Hillary Duff and Sutton Foster star in
January 29, 2016

As one of the shows at the center of TV Land’s attempt to rebrand itself last year, “Younger” was mostly successful. Its writing was sharp, its cast was game and under creator Darren Star, the series...

“Agent Carter” proves Marvel isn’t limited to Netflix

In the new season of
January 29, 2016

The success of the gritty “Daredevil” and the even darker “Jessica Jones” has people talking about Marvel’s foray into television. Lest we not forget the two shows that started the trend, “Agents...

SyFy’s “The Magicians” isn’t new, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good

January 22, 2016

For everyone who was upset they didn’t get a Hogwarts letter when they turned 11 or find out they were secretly a magical creature at age 18, SyFy has got the show for you. The network’s newest offering,...

“Colony” reunites “Lost” star and co-creator for a twisty new drama

In Colony, Josh Holloway plays a father struggling to keep his family together in a dystopian future.
January 14, 2016

Carlton Cuse, Josh Holloway and aliens may just be the trio the bleak winter TV landscape needs, reigniting the imaginative spark that “Lost” had in its pilot with the premiere of new USA drama “Colony.”...

Jack of all trades, master of none

November 20, 2015

Aziz Ansari may have gained fame for his portrayal as the fun-loving, somewhat childish entrepreneur Tom Haverford on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” But throughout his career, he has demonstrated...

Everything we learned about Cleveland’s “Drunk History”

October 1, 2015

Cleveland’s “Drunk History” tribute, which aired on Sept. 29, was slurry, sloppy and surprisingly informative; everything viewers have come to expect from the third season of the Comedy Central series. For...

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