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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...
Eight Awesome Things About the 'Jane The Virgin' Finale

Eight Awesome Things About the 'Jane The Virgin' Finale

Maureen Ryan  05.11.2015
Where to begin with the “Jane the Virgin” Season 1 finale? How about with a phrase frequently uttered by its narrator: “Let’s do...
'Mad Men' Shocker: Nobody Saw This Coming

'Mad Men' Shocker: Nobody Saw This Coming

Maureen Ryan  05.11.2015
Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Milk and Honey Route,” the 13th episode of the final season of "Mad Men." “I’m not so...
10 Shows That Changed The Way We Look At TV

10 Shows That Changed The Way We Look At TV

Maureen Ryan  05. 7.2015
In 2005, "The Shield," "Deadwood," "Battlestar Galactica," "Rome" and the first incarnation of "Arrested Development" were all on the air....
17 Things 'Mad Men' Should And Shouldn't Do Before It Ends

17 Things 'Mad Men' Should And Shouldn't Do Before It Ends

Maureen Ryan  05. 6.2015
“Mad Men” ends forever May 17, and there are some things it’d be lovely to get from it before it goes. Now, let’s just acknowledge...
Rage, Nostalgia And A Classic Draper Move On 'Mad Men'

Rage, Nostalgia And A Classic Draper Move On 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan  05. 4.2015
Don’t read on unless you’ve seen “Lost Horizon,” the twelfth episode of the final season of “Mad Men.” Well, that was entirely...
Why Erlich On 'Silicon Valley' Is The Best And The Worst

Why Erlich On 'Silicon Valley' Is The Best And The Worst

Maureen Ryan  05. 3.2015
Television will soon lose one of its most consistently hilarious characters, a mustachioed businessman with an inflated sense of self-importance...
'Penny Dreadful' Is Back And Still Highly Addictive

'Penny Dreadful' Is Back And Still Highly Addictive

Maureen Ryan  04.29.2015
Before I get to the reasons you should watch the second season of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," a recommendation: Watch the show's bracing...
'Outlander' Did Something Radical Again

'Outlander' Did Something Radical Again

Maureen Ryan  04.27.2015
This post discusses the events of “Lallybroch,” the April 25 episode of the Starz drama “Outlander.” So “Outlander” just...