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TV Review: Showtime’s New Gothic Drama ‘Penny Dreadful’

Penny Dreadful, Showtime

Showtime's newest scripted drama is a macabre costumer set in late 19th Century called Penny Dreadful. Read More »

Mary Lynn Rajskub Talks Tattoos, Hair, and Chloe’s Darker Side


It's Rajskub's brilliant interpretation of the character that has kept her front and center in the action all these years. '24' would not be the same with out her! Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Monolith” – or Courage v. Cowardice?

7.4-Freddy and Don

In this Mad Men episode, we see multiple characters – Brooks, Mona, Roger, Margaret/Marigold, and later Freddy and Don – step up and take action or take a stand, putting themselves on the line for their beliefs. The results are mixed, and as usual, Don grows significantly through the experience. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Glee’ – ‘Old Dog, New Tricks’


Chris Colfer doesn't quite hit the heart of what Glee is in his first episode writing the show, but does have a distinctive voice that shines through. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘King of the Damned’

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“King of the Damned” sets up the arcs for the last three episodes of season nine, packing quite a lot into a mere 42 minutes. Read More »

TV Review: ‘New Girl’ – Season Finale


New Girl is still funny, but should seriously consider dropping the "will they or won't they" and moving forward. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Bates Motel’ – Season Finale


Bates Motel finally shows us what a psychopath Norman is in this emotionally-charged, suspenseful finale. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Monolith”


This week’s episode serves up ample portions of humiliation, irony, and payback for past transgressions, especially for Don and Roger. At SC&P, the screws are tightened and the tables turned on Don in ways that he never expected. Roger’s sins of his past and present came back to haunt him with a slap of reality delivered by his daughter, Marigold. ... Read More »

TV Review: Game of Thrones – ‘First of His Name’

Arya practicing her Water Dance

Surprise is the name of the game in this episode of "Game of Thrones." A new king is crowned, Lord Baelish takes a wife, Khaleesi gets some bad news and the Night’s Watch takes a stand. Read More »

TV Review: ’24: Live Another Day’ Premiere


If the premiere is any indication, Live Another Day is set to be one of the best seasons of 24 yet! Read More »