Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Don and Pete go after ketchup, Joan hosts an old friend and Megan gets a juicy storyline (at work)
Christina Hendricks as Joan in "Mad Men."
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I imagine Joe Namath in a straw hat...
Daenerys, Varys and Jaime are all seeking revenge, but who actually gets it?
Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones."
A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as the shrubbery has ears...
A drama about a Death Row prisoner released into a world he no longer feels a part of
Ray McKinnon on the set of his Sundance series "Rectify."
If you’ve been watching cable drama over the last decade, you probably know the face and rich as molasses voice of character actor Ray McKinnon
. He was the joyful, doomed Reverend Smith on “Deadwood” and inscrutable federal prosecutor Linc Potter on “Sons of Anarchy,” among other roles.
But McKinnon has had a second career through these years as an independent filmmaker. He won an Oscar in 2002 for his short film “The Accountant,” which he shared with his friend and frequent collaborator Walton Goggins, and has written and directed several other films.
Starting Monday night at 9 on Sundance Channel, McKinnon gets to combine these two parts of his career with “Recitfy,”
a new series that’s part of Sundance’s push to join the scripted drama big leagues with HBO, AMC, et al. The series tells the story of Daniel Holden (Aden Young
), a rural Georgia man who spends 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his high school girlfriend before being released through new DNA evidence. The six episodes of the first season (the first two air back-to-back on Monday) each depict consecutive days in Daniel’s new life after his release, as he struggles to adjust to freedom while his sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer
) and others try to protect him from the many people in town who still believe he’s guilty.
Can he get his eye-roll perfect?
On "Happy Endings," Max (Adam Pally, right) tries to perfect his eye-roll.
On what's been a strange, harrowing day of news from Boston, it's nice to have an occasional distraction. So if you'd like to turn away from the city on lockdown for a laugh, we've got an exclusive clip from the first of tonight's two "Happy Endings" episodes.
In "The Ballad of Lon Sarofsky," the gang pushes Max to get a job so he can stop sponging off of them. His response is to sign up for the Mr. Super Gay Chicago pageant. As you can see in this clip (embedded at the top of this post), it does not go smoothly.
That episode is supposed to air at 8, followed by another new one at 8:30, but there's a chance one or both may be pre-empted by, naturally, news coverage from Boston. So enjoy the laugh while you can.
A sensitive decision, but prepare to be slightly confused on Thursday
Mads Mikkelsen as "Hannibal."
NBC has decided not to air the fourth episode of "Hannibal" because it features the murders of children (by other children, no less) and would air not long after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
The team tries to figure out if Hobbs' daughter was his victim, or his accomplice
Jack Crawford (Laurence) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) in "Hannibal."
A quick review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I have a stack of gift cards...
Patton Oswalt competes with Leslie, and Jerry's retirement day is here
Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt in "Parks and Recreation."
A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" double feature coming up just as soon as I define buffalo meat as acceptable currency...
At Christmastime, the study group tries to get Cornwallis to change their grade
Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Joel McHale in "Community."
A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I copy and paste the lyrics to "War"...
Serial killer drama's concluding chapter to begin June 30
"Dexter" will end with its eighth season, debuting this summer.
It's been assumed for a long time that the eighth season of "Dexter" would be the last, but Showtime declined to officially confirm that until today. In an announcement first made on the show's Facebook page, Showtime announced that the eighth season, debuting June 30 at 9 p.m., will be the final one for America's favorite vigilante serial killer.
If this was really the series finale, the cop drama went out the only way it should
Michael Cudlitz and Gerald McRaney in the "Southland" finale.
A review of last night's "Southland" season finale coming up just as soon as you succumb to the charms of my pimp-mobile...