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TV Review: ‘Homeland’ Season Four Premiere

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Homeland reboots with an examination of drone strikes and the effects they have on ordinary people. Read More »

The Emmy Awards: Has Cable Raised the Bar?

Emmy Awards

Has the barrage of quality programming in both basic and premium cable begun to raise the bar for broadcast television? Read More »

DVD Review: Zalman King’s ‘Red Shoe Diaries: The Movie’ and ‘Season One’

Red Shoe Diaries, Zalman King, David Duchovny

Chock full of guest stars and more nudity than you can shake a stick at. Read More »

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 »

The New Golden Age of Television: Way Beyond the Big Three

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We are, dear readers, in the midst of a television renaissance, the likes of which we've never seen. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Shameless’ – ‘Lazarus’

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Shameless shows the growth of its central family as they overcome this past year, only to wallop them with new challenges at the end. Read More »

TV Review: Masters of Sex – “Pilot”

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Showtime's Masters of Sex doesn't have far to go to go to be the falls best new drama. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Ray Donovan’ Season One, Episode One – ‘The Bag or the Bat’

Liev Schreiber in Ray Donovan

Liev Schreiber makes a great noir anti-hero in the lead. His world weariness, underlaying a toughness, but also a genuine nobility and moral code make for a compelling character. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Ray Donovan’ Season 1, Episode 1 – ‘The Bag or the Bat’

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The mystery is, “What’s wrong with Ray Donovan?” Read More »

TV Review: The Big C: Hereafter Begs the Question Why not Forever After?

Waiting for the grim reaper.

The Big C was always a little bit of an anomoly in a TV market saturated with shows whose finales boast dramatic turn-of-events shocker theatrics in the hopes of keeping their fan base intact. For a show tackling the weighty “C” and sentencing its title character (a woman, at that) to a terminal illness, real drama was already baked into ... Read More »