It’s sort of like someone snatching the epic novel you’re a few chapters from the end of out of your hands and subsequently run off cackling into the sunset, only to allow you to finish it in a year.
Most of HBO’s “The Normal Heart” is a pretty decent adaptation of the 1985 stage script, with some good things added, including an effective pre-credit section set on Fire Island in 1982.
Louis C.K.’s “Louie” is a master class in straddling highbrow and lowbrow.
The complete “Hill Street Blues” is a godsend for those eager to venture beyond “Law and Order” and “CSI” dynasties.
This fine, partisan documentary resurrects Ann Richards, and it’s showing on HBO in a Lone Star election year. The Republicans better worry about Texans seeing it.
Now that the dust has settled after the announcement that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on “The Late Show” next year, it is time for some thoughtful analysis.
“Fargo” creates its own world of crime and moral conundrums while delivering a fair share of blood. Whether the TV series delivers on its promise to be in the same aesthetic world as the original movie is an open question.
“Silicon Valley” is sharp fun for both the computer lingo-savvy and for the non-Tweet, non-Facebook crowd such as out-of-it me.
Simon Schama just can’t stop going on about religion and the extra-special Jewish feel for beauty that has, to his mind, kept Judaism vibrant and intact through the ages.
The first few episodes of HBO’s “Doll & Em” operate as a fairly funny show-biz satire, but then the series takes a nosedive into turgid melodrama.