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The Most Dangerous Antihero On TV Is ... The Star Of Comedy Central's 'Review'?

The Most Dangerous Antihero On TV Is ... The Star Of Comedy Central's 'Review'?

Maureen Ryan  08.26.2015
Occasionally Forrest MacNeil, the protagonist of “Review,” realizes just how badly his life is going. At the end of the most...
'Rectify' Creator Says Award-Winning Drama May End Soon

'Rectify' Creator Says Award-Winning Drama May End Soon

Maureen Ryan  08.13.2015
“Rectify” ends its finely wrought third season Thursday, and it’s probably not wise for fans to expect another three...
'Fargo' Season 2: Murder, Reagan And An All-Star Cast

'Fargo' Season 2: Murder, Reagan And An All-Star Cast

Maureen Ryan  08. 9.2015
 The first season of “Fargo” was widely acclaimed and award-winning, but at a press event for Season 2, some cast...
'Empire' Will Make You Scream In Season 2

'Empire' Will Make You Scream In Season 2

Maureen Ryan  08. 7.2015
The plans for the second season of “Empire” sound as though they came straight from Cookie Lyon herself: “We’re...
'True Detective' Drinking Games That Could Kill You

'True Detective' Drinking Games That Could Kill You

Maureen Ryan  08. 5.2015
Because I don’t want you to die, I want to warn you away from the “True Detective” drinking games that the kids have...
'Strike Back,' Nostalgia And Knowing When To Tap Out

'Strike Back,' Nostalgia And Knowing When To Tap Out

Maureen Ryan  07.31.2015
There was a minor hue and cry the other day when it emerged that the fourth season of “Banshee” would be the show’s last. It was...
Trevor Noah, Twitter And The Uses Of Social-Media Outrage

Trevor Noah, Twitter And The Uses Of Social-Media Outrage

Maureen Ryan  07.30.2015
As the heir apparent at “The Daily Show,” every day must be a whirlwind for Trevor Noah. Having to deal with the media at the Television...
New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah: 'I'm A Connoisseur Of Racism'

New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah: 'I'm A Connoisseur Of Racism'

Maureen Ryan  07.29.2015
“Charming American racism,” Ebola panic and what it’s like to be a black man who fears the police: These topics were on the agenda...
Spend Your Summer In HBO's 'Hell'

Spend Your Summer In HBO's 'Hell'

Maureen Ryan  07.28.2015
It would be tempting to call HBO “7 Days in Hell” the perfect bonbon for summer: This parody of sports documentaries is short, ephemeral...
Please Stand By; Back After The Break

Please Stand By; Back After The Break

Maureen Ryan  05.22.2015
I can almost pinpoint the moment I decided to take a leave of absence from my job. The date isn’t stuck in my mind, but the feeling I...
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' And 'Other Space' Take Off As Comedy's Center Of Gravity Shifts

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' And 'Other Space' Take Off As Comedy's Center Of Gravity Shifts

Maureen Ryan  05.21.2015
It’s hard not to feel both concerned and excited about the state of comedy on TV right now. Comedy Central alone boasts a murderer’s...
What The 'Mad Men' Finale Can Teach Us About Enlightenment

What The 'Mad Men' Finale Can Teach Us About Enlightenment

Maureen Ryan  05.19.2015
Two days after the “Mad Men” finale aired, what more is there to say? So many critics have weighed in with thoughtful and insightful...
'Mad Men' Finale: What Was Awesome, What Was Frustrating And Why It's Hard To Let Go

'Mad Men' Finale: What Was Awesome, What Was Frustrating And Why It's Hard To Let Go

Maureen Ryan  05.18.2015
Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Person to Person,” the series finale of “Mad Men.” “People just come and go and no one...
'Wayward Pines,' David Duchovny's 'Aquarius' And New Dramas To Watch (And Avoid)

'Wayward Pines,' David Duchovny's 'Aquarius' And New Dramas To Watch (And Avoid)

Maureen Ryan  05.13.2015
There are a bunch of mystery-laden dramas premiering in the next few weeks, and rather than burden you with individual reviews of each...