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'Mad Men' Season Premiere: Don Flies Solo

'Mad Men' Season Premiere: Don Flies Solo

Maureen Ryan  04.13.2014
Do NOT read on unless you've seen "Time Zones," the Season 7 premiere of "Mad Men." "This is a hierarchy." - Ken Cosgrove Cast your mind...
An Unappreciated Gem Returns

An Unappreciated Gem Returns

Maureen Ryan  04.10.2014
Sunday evening will see the return of a well-made period drama that features resourceful women in search of personal and professional satisfaction,...
Why Finales Are Hard (And Usually Not Great)

Why Finales Are Hard (And Usually Not Great)

Maureen Ryan  04. 9.2014
It's hard to get a TV show on the air, but it's even harder to end one. The fuss over the "How I Met Your Mother" finale is just the...
'Turn' Has Redcoats And Rebels, But Lacks Spark

'Turn' Has Redcoats And Rebels, But Lacks Spark

Maureen Ryan  04. 4.2014
A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the plague of one-word titled shows that have infested the broadcast networks. The hallmarks of...
Is 'Game Of Thrones' Too Hopeless?

Is 'Game Of Thrones' Too Hopeless?

Maureen Ryan  04. 3.2014
"Game of Thrones" returns Sunday, and without spoiling anything (which I don't plan to do in this piece), I can report that it's as "Game...
HBO's Savagely Funny Sendup of 'Silicon Valley'

HBO's Savagely Funny Sendup of 'Silicon Valley'

Maureen Ryan  04. 2.2014
Viewed as a body of work, HBO's half-hour shows have felt kind of meandering and unfocused in the last few years. Some gems have emerged...
'Scandal,' 'OITNB,' Anthony Bourdain And ESPN Among Peabody Award Winners

'Scandal,' 'OITNB,' Anthony Bourdain And ESPN Among Peabody Award Winners

Maureen Ryan  04. 2.2014
The winners of the Peabody Awards were announced on Wednesday, and "Key & Peele," "Orange Is the New Black," "Scandal," "The Returned"...
Exclusive 'Defiance' Video And Season 2 Return Date

Exclusive 'Defiance' Video And Season 2 Return Date

Maureen Ryan  03.27.2014
If you've been missing "Defiance," we've got news for you. HuffPost TV can exclusively reveal that the second season of "Defiance" arrives...
A Delightful UK Drama That's Unlike Anything Else

A Delightful UK Drama That's Unlike Anything Else

Maureen Ryan  03.26.2014
If there's one truth we can all agree on, it's that there are too many TV shows featuring do-gooder nuns, earnest midwives and adorable...
10 Reasons Why 'The Good Wife' Shocker Might Be A Good Thing

10 Reasons Why 'The Good Wife' Shocker Might Be A Good Thing

Maureen Ryan  03.25.2014
Now that a day or two has passed, I have a few thoughts about Sunday's episode of "The Good Wife." These musings are not definitive; they're...
Misha Collins On Castiel And Directing 'Supernatural'

Misha Collins On Castiel And Directing 'Supernatural'

Maureen Ryan  03.24.2014
One of the best developments in recent history on "Supernatural" was the introduction of the Men of Letters. In the past couple of seasons,...
Why You Should Sign Up For 'Enlisted'

Why You Should Sign Up For 'Enlisted'

Maureen Ryan  03.18.2014
Please watch "Enlisted." It's the best comedy on TV right now. You might ask why I'm saying this on a Tuesday, when "Enlisted" airs on...
What To Watch This Weekend, Because There's No 'True Detective' Ep. 9

What To Watch This Weekend, Because There's No 'True Detective' Ep. 9

Liat Kornowski and Maureen Ryan  03.15.2014
If you're looking forward to Sunday night's episode of "True Detective" ... don't. There's not going to be one. Though one of the most...
'Crisis': Can Gillian Anderson Save Us From One-Word Show Titles?

'Crisis': Can Gillian Anderson Save Us From One-Word Show Titles?

Maureen Ryan  03.14.2014
I am a sucker for a juicy plot twist. "Crisis" (10 p.m. ET Sunday, NBC) has a few good ones, and the show's crisply executed reversals,...