Homeland gets attention because it won multiple Emmy awards and also ended last season with a storyline full of tension and suspense, as well as authenticity. Dexter, on the other hand, ended its season with our favorite serial killer being discovered by his sister plying his trade. Oops!
In the last four weeks we've had an avalanche of TV releases, including some of the best shows on television.
Few shows are attempting to thread quite as many needles as "Homeland," and few dramas have combined storytelling rigor and superlative acting quite this well (the show's only real competition is "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad")
Even though Season 5 was a down year for Mad Men, it was still clearly one of the best shows on television. It took something very special to best it. Which brings us to Homeland. I'm pleased that Homeland won for best drama.
I hope Kimmel hosts the Oscars at some point, because he understands a fundamental point about the gig: You have to entertain everyone -- not just the people in the room, and not just the people at home.
The race for Best Drama Series is truly the biggest drama looming over the Emmys: Can Mad Men set a new record by winning for a fifth time?
Right now about 70 to 80 Emmy judges are watching episodes of Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Homeland that were chosen by Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm and Damian Lewis as examples of their best work from the past TV season.
While voting members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are busy poring through submissions for this year's potential Emmy Award nominees, here are my thoughts about which shows and actors should be nominated in the drama series categories, as well as my picks for the winners.
Was Don's silent look at the end of the Mad Men finale the equivalent of Schwarzenegger saying: "I'll be back"? Is it possible that the last three minutes of the episode redeemed the entire season?
Africans want capital investment, access to global markets, and to be treated as self-sufficient players, not victims in need of continual rescue by their former colonizers. That is the respectful, tough-love attitude that will raise all boats on the African continent.
We're all familiar with the age-old adage, "Less is more;" but find me a TV fan who wouldn't eagerly take an extra 12 (or 24, or 48, or non-stop until...
It's oddly intriguing that a lackluster show and a diluted dose of Ricky Gervais appeals to me greater than his shockmeister two prior appearances.
Incest in the arts and literature is not new -- going back as far as Greek mythology -- but it was almost always disguised or implied. Now these twisted romances are depicted in graphic detail for all to see.
As you may know I have a fondness for the ticky-tacky known as reality television, I so love the term because it's so not anyone's reality I've ever known. So this recap will examine first the ridiculous... then the sublime.
Looking at HBO's recent move -- the canceling of male-driven shows "Hung," "How to Make it in America," and "Bored to Death" and the renewal of the Laura Dern-fronted "Enlightened" -- it's become even more apparent: TV is now the land of women. And that's not a bad thing.