Cinemax’s The Knick is gruesome, grim, and certainly not for the faint of heart.
If the first episode is any indication, season two of FX’s Fargo is going to be an almost pitch-perfect sophomore effort.
There’s no question Jon Stewart had the attention of millions but, all kidding aside, was he a part of the political game or just a color commentator?
People bonded with the product Mad Men was selling, but what were they falling for?
My conclusion is that Mad Men is abstract, like some of the art in the series.
The revolution may be televised, but it is also going to be packaged and sold back to us.
For all the attention it receives and the level of cultural relevance it assumes House of Cards ought to be a much better series than its aggressive promotion makes it out to be.
At every turn I sense potential in The Americans, always untapped, for a smart sitcom.
On this show, thriving on caricature as it does, the chasm between Amy and Sheldon stops laughter long enough to suggest poignancy.
Each John Oliver monologue takes a different weighty and urgent political issue and deconstructs it with wit, clarity and moral purpose.