Mamie Gummer wasted in show too hung up on teen angst in adult bodies
The locals try something new, and Albert has a showdown at Indian practice
A quick review of tonight's "Tremé" coming up just as soon as I sacrifice a sock to the music gods...
It's a long, dark night for Carrie, Brody and Jessica
A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I forget my jack...
Van Alden and Gyp receive visitors and Nucky tries to play producer
A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I get you some Passover vodka...
Rick and the group seek shelter in an abandoned prison
Things get personal for Scott and Stonebridge as they race to stop Knox's nukes
"Strike Back" just wrapped up its second Cinemax season (and third overall), and I have a quick review of the season coming up just as soon as I shoot you with both hands tied behind my back...
'Friends With Kids' co-stars recreate '80s detective show credits
Something to make you smile on a Friday afternoon: Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Paul Rudd, Jeff Probst, Paul Scheer and more coming together for "The Greatest Event in Television History," which turns out to be a multi-million dollar remake of the opening credits to "Simon & Simon." Scheer wrote it, Scott co-directed it, and as with so many of these Adult Swim and Funny or Die projects, it's clear everyone was having a lot of fun doing it.
'30 Rock' revisits the Tina Fey/Sarah Palin experience in a funny new way
A review of last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I make myself an Old Spanish...
What did everybody think of the new CW drama?
If "Beauty and the Beast" isn't the worst new show of the fall (and it probably is, and Fienberg definitely thinks it is), it's certainly the silliest. It's the kind of show that justifies every horrible stereotype and joke about Hollywood executives. Of course the CW would do a version of "Beauty and the Beast" (specifically, remaking the '80s Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton CBS series) in which the "beast" is an incredible hunk who just happens to have a scar on his face. The CW's target demo doesn't want to watch ugly people. Duh.
The producers have tried to spin it as Jay Ryan being beastly in less superficial ways: He has a temper! He's damaged from his time in the military and this weird experiment! Lana Lang just can't resist him, even though he's bad for her! But it's all just goofy, Ryan is wooden, Kristin Kreuk is hilariously miscast as a tough New York cop, and after about five minutes of laughing at the absurdity of it all, I found "Beauty and the Beast" committing the worst TV sin of all: it was boring.
For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? One and done, or time to set the DVR season pass?
Things get messy for Marcus and the crew
A review of tonight's "Last Resort" coming up just as soon as I bring the invader to dinner...