A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I maintain my creases...
Rachel takes the spotlight in a busy, fun episode
Jason Ritter returns for a very strong episode
A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as we play hide and seek Israeli army style...
Eamonn Walker shows up to train Lights
A review of tonight's "Lights Out" coming up just as soon as I'm in a dark room for a week...
What did everybody think of the pivotal episode?
This morning, I posted a review of tonight's pivotal "The Good Wife" and how it exemplifies many of the show's strongest qualities (and was an episode that largely left some of my less favorite stories, like Alicia/Will, on the sideline). Now it's your turn; what did everybody else think of an episode with so many big developments at the firm and on the campaign trail?
Barney tries to change - but is it for the right woman?
A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I punch you into cardiac arrest...
An uneven episode is saved by a spotlight on Alderman Gibbons
A review of last night's "The Chicago Code" coming up just as soon as I butcher your favorite Neil Sedaka song...
Your humble critic plays guest judge for the TV version of March Madness
March is a month for contests, it seems. College basketball is a short time away from the start of March Madness with the men's basketball tournament, HitFix is running an "American Idol" fantasy league, and for the second year in a row, Hulu is running its own form of March Madness with its Best in Show contest, in which fans get to vote on 32 shows in the same bracket style as the NCAA tournament. 32 shows; 1 winner.
Drama continues to deftly balance complexity with simplicity
There’s a growing schism in the TV business between the kinds of dramas you find on cable and those that the broadcast networks air. For the most part, cable is where you go for complicated ongoing narratives, flawed characters and major creative ambition, while you primarily look to the networks for admirable heroes in morally black-and-white stories that wrap up neatly by the end of the hour.
But for more than a season and a half now, CBS’ “The Good Wife” has admirably found a way to bridge those two worlds: to present elaborate story arcs and moral ambiguity by the barrelful at the same time it offers at least one standalone plot per week for the folks who want to turn on the TV at 10 o’clock and turn it off at 11 feeling like they were just told a complete story.
Vivian Volkoff heads to the dark side in a flat episode
A review of tonight's "Chuck" coming up just as soon as I let the beard be a pleasant surprise...
Alan and Dan also review 'The Good Wife,' 'America's Next Great Restaurant' and 'Taking on Tyson'
Apologies if Dan and I are a bit punchy on this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, but we were both up late watching and writing about the Oscars (or, in Dan's case, he was also up late watching "Amazing Race"). But we powered through and hopefully the podcast is more entertaining than either the Oscars or Charlie Sheen's TMZ interview. The run-down: