iOS app Android app More


When Is A Good But Challenging Drama Too Dark?

When Is A Good But Challenging Drama Too Dark?

Maureen Ryan  11.14.2014
Sam Adams wrote a smart piece recently about why he likes "Jane the Virgin," the best new broadcast network program of the fall. In particular,...
Where Did 'Sleepy Hollow' Go Wrong In Season 2?

Where Did 'Sleepy Hollow' Go Wrong In Season 2?

Maureen Ryan  11.12.2014
The thrilling end of the first season of "Sleepy Hollow" made me optimistic about Season 2. Several months after that finale aired, I spent...
10 Reasons It's Still Worth Watching 'Supernatural'

10 Reasons It's Still Worth Watching 'Supernatural'

Maureen Ryan  11.11.2014
Familiarity breeds contempt, so they say. But the truth is, sometimes familiarity breeds affection. Take "Supernatural," which recently...
The Character-Actor Bounty Has Not Stopped This Season

The Character-Actor Bounty Has Not Stopped This Season

Maureen Ryan  11. 5.2014
Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks off, but we should be grateful for the character-actor bounty that has arrived well before the holiday....
Frances McDormand Proves Once Again That She's Amazing

Frances McDormand Proves Once Again That She's Amazing

Maureen Ryan  10.30.2014
If you're looking for a likable lead character, you won't find her in "Olive Kitteridge." If you want a lovable lead character, you may...
Your Favorite Fabulous Comedy Veterans Are Back For 'Benched'

Your Favorite Fabulous Comedy Veterans Are Back For 'Benched'

Maureen Ryan  10.28.2014
It's not too much to ask that a mainstream half-hour comedy A) be funny, B) know how to use its cast well and C) have a good idea of what...
Jane Austen Lovers Unite

Jane Austen Lovers Unite

Maureen Ryan  10.24.2014
Here's a great fan-fiction scenario you can have for free: Finn Polmar from "The Good Wife," Clara Oswald from "Doctor Who" and Philip...
Everything You Need To Know About 'The 100' This Season

Everything You Need To Know About 'The 100' This Season

Maureen Ryan  10.21.2014
"I didn't see that coming." I said that to myself more than once during the first three episodes of "The 100," which returns Wednesday...
Why Horror Matters, And What's Next For 'Penny Dreadful'

Why Horror Matters, And What's Next For 'Penny Dreadful'

Maureen Ryan  10.16.2014
In a year full of wonderful new shows, "Penny Dreadful" was one of the most pleasant surprises. Perhaps "pleasant" isn't the right word:...
The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

10.15.2014
It is tremendously disheartening to suspect that the treatment of women online is getting worse, not better. We've had decades of experience...
Exclusive Sneak Peek: 'The Flash' Runs Into Big Trouble

Exclusive Sneak Peek: 'The Flash' Runs Into Big Trouble

Maureen Ryan  10.14.2014
It's fitting that "The Flash" didn't take long to establish itself as a hit. The first episode of the show, which introduced crime-scene...
Two Great New Shows You Should Watch: 'The Affair' And 'Jane The Virgin'

Two Great New Shows You Should Watch: 'The Affair' And 'Jane The Virgin'

Maureen Ryan  10. 9.2014
"Jane the Virgin" and "The Affair" are two shows that, on the surface, don't have much in common. But that surface is deceptive. Here's...
What 'The Flash' Gets Right About Superheroes

What 'The Flash' Gets Right About Superheroes

Maureen Ryan  10. 7.2014
It would be awful if "The Flash" were a drag, right? If the CW show, which debuts 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday and is based on the famous DC Comics...
Seriously, How Fun Is 'The Good Wife'?

Seriously, How Fun Is 'The Good Wife'?

Maureen Ryan  10. 6.2014
There are few things in life more fun than "The Good Wife" when it is firing on all cylinders. Sunday's episode was most definitely a...