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What To Watch And What To Skip In TV's New Fall Show Lineup

What To Watch And What To Skip In TV's New Fall Show Lineup

Maureen Ryan  09.17.2015
Next week the new broadcast network shows arrive. Try to restrain your excitement.  To avoid sounding like the broken-est of broken...
This New Wave Of Intimate, Goofy, Deep Comedies Is Just The Best

This New Wave Of Intimate, Goofy, Deep Comedies Is Just The Best

Maureen Ryan  09.15.2015
A lot of scenes in “Catastrophe” take place in bedrooms; the stars of the Amazon comedy, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, shine...
'The Bastard Executioner' And The Rise Of The Slog

'The Bastard Executioner' And The Rise Of The Slog

Maureen Ryan  09.10.2015
In “The Bastard Executioner,” which debuts Tuesday on FX, body parts are separated from bodies, animals and people are disemboweled,...
'You're The Worst' Cast Talks Season 2, Romance, Hard Times & True Love

'You're The Worst' Cast Talks Season 2, Romance, Hard Times & True Love

Maureen Ryan  09. 8.2015
 In Los Angeles, it’s not difficult to find people who flinch at the mere mention of gluten.  Jimmy Shive-Overly and Gretchen...
'Mr. Robot' Finale Upgrades An Already Brilliant First Season

'Mr. Robot' Finale Upgrades An Already Brilliant First Season

Maureen Ryan  09. 3.2015
“Mr. Robot” is poised on a knife’s edge. Its debut season has been so impressive and so adventurous yet assured that...
TV's Apocalypse Specialist Learns To 'Fear The Walking Dead'

TV's Apocalypse Specialist Learns To 'Fear The Walking Dead'

Maureen Ryan  09. 1.2015
Few actors have had more arresting introductions to American television than Alycia Debnam-Carey. “The 100” was already on...
Netflix, Binging And Quality Control In The Age Of Peak TV

Netflix, Binging And Quality Control In The Age Of Peak TV

Maureen Ryan  08.27.2015
Matt Singer posed a timely question today: Why is it that the original programs made by Netflix -- the place that perfected binge-viewing...
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...