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'Homeland' Tries To Reinvent Itself: Will It Work?

'Homeland' Tries To Reinvent Itself: Will It Work?

Maureen Ryan  09.26.2013
How many people spent the months since the Season 2 finale saying, "I wonder what's up with Dana?"
One New Comedy That Doesn't Disappoint (And Two That Do)

One New Comedy That Doesn't Disappoint (And Two That Do)

Maureen Ryan  09.24.2013
What won me over to "Trophy Wife" was the sense that the writers not only have specific ideas about who the characters are, but also have...
Two Decent Drama Pilots Air Tonight. Yay?

Two Decent Drama Pilots Air Tonight. Yay?

Maureen Ryan  09.23.2013
"Hostages" unfolds with the crisp efficiency of a humorless event planner checking tasks off a list; the similarly decent "Blacklist" at...
This Week In 'Breaking Bad' Phone Calls...

This Week In 'Breaking Bad' Phone Calls...

Maureen Ryan  09.23.2013
The man loved his family, and still does, but were they ever more important to him than trying to be top dog? No.
'AHS: Coven' Star On New Season: 'Not A Lot Of Hugging'

'AHS: Coven' Star On New Season: 'Not A Lot Of Hugging'

Maureen Ryan  09.20.2013
The core actors on "American Horror Story" have to pull off a difficult hat trick. They have to create characters with heft, depth and...
Avoid These Shows For Your Own Good

Avoid These Shows For Your Own Good

Maureen Ryan  09.19.2013
Here are some short and sweet reasons why you should avoid these new comedies.
Fascinating. Not Noble. Not A Hero.

Fascinating. Not Noble. Not A Hero.

Maureen Ryan  09.17.2013
The vigorous and insistent desire to interpret Walt's actions in positive ways (and Skyler's in negative ways) is providing us with a useful...
Andre Braugher In A Comedy: Kind of Awesome (No Surprise)

Andre Braugher In A Comedy: Kind of Awesome (No Surprise)

Maureen Ryan  09.17.2013
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has a genial, pleasing loopiness and very solid work from an intelligently assembled cast.
Head Over Heels (Just A Little) For 'Sleepy Hollow'

Head Over Heels (Just A Little) For 'Sleepy Hollow'

Maureen Ryan  09.16.2013
"Sleepy Hollow" achieves its modest goals without leaning too far into pompousness or slicing off too much ham.
From Bad To Worse To The Absolute Worst On 'Breaking Bad'

From Bad To Worse To The Absolute Worst On 'Breaking Bad'

Maureen Ryan  09.15.2013
Every time you thought things couldn't get worse, they did. Every time you thought the lowest point had been reached, it hadn't been. There...
Red Alert: Kate Mulgrew On 'OITNB' And 'Voyager'

Red Alert: Kate Mulgrew On 'OITNB' And 'Voyager'

Maureen Ryan  09.13.2013
Kate Mulgrew was determined to be Red. The actress wanted the role of Galina "Red" Reznikov, the prison cook on Netflix's "Orange Is...
7 Things We'll Miss About 'Burn Notice'

7 Things We'll Miss About 'Burn Notice'

Maureen Ryan  09.12.2013
If there's one thing we knew about Sam Axe, it's that he always had (or always wanted to have) a beer in his hand.
A Dozen 'Breaking Bad' Spinoffs You Won't See

A Dozen 'Breaking Bad' Spinoffs You Won't See

Maureen Ryan  09.11.2013
AMC announced today that it's moving forward with "Better Call Saul," a "Breaking Bad" prequel series that will star Bob Odenkirk as shady...
'Sons Of Anarchy' Goes To A Tragic Place

'Sons Of Anarchy' Goes To A Tragic Place

Maureen Ryan  09.10.2013
The shocking event spoke to a sincere desire to connect the Sons of Anarchy to something bigger than their own concerns.