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Talking Superheroes And Cops With The Man Behind 'Gotham'

Talking Superheroes And Cops With The Man Behind 'Gotham'

Maureen Ryan  07.20.2014
One of the most hotly anticipated fall shows is Fox's "Gotham," which chronicles the career of police detective James Gordon, the man who...
<i>The Leftovers</i> Recap: Dude, Where's My Church?

The Leftovers Recap: Dude, Where's My Church?

07.15.2014
This week, we found out that it's not just the sad story of a police chief and missing wives. It's much, much better.
'The Bridge' Returns With New Focus In Season 2

'The Bridge' Returns With New Focus In Season 2

Maureen Ryan  07.10.2014
"The Bridge" is a geographical location; the title refers to the span that connects the United States to Mexico in the El Paso-Juarez border...
Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

07.10.2014
Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure...
Cage Match: 'The Strain' And 'Extant' Versus 'Penny Dreadful' And 'Defiance'

Cage Match: 'The Strain' And 'Extant' Versus 'Penny Dreadful' And 'Defiance'

Maureen Ryan  07. 9.2014
"Extant" is a big-name, high-profile production that is solid and acceptable in a number of ways. The storytelling is briskly paced,...

The Leftovers Recap: I Don't Want to Feel This Way Anymore

07. 9.2014
Oh, there are so many questions. I have to admit, that I am easily creeped out, in that suspenseful, sick feeling kind of way, and this...
<i>The Leftovers</i> Recap: 'They're Not Our Dogs'

The Leftovers Recap: 'They're Not Our Dogs'

07. 3.2014
Apologies for taking my sweet time to write about The Leftovers, but it took me a bit to form an opinion. I had no idea how intense it...
The Magnificent Anger Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

The Magnificent Anger Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

Maureen Ryan  07. 2.2014
There are few things more tiresome than a work of alleged entertainment that relentlessly flogs a political or social agenda at the expense...
With 'The Leftovers,' A 'Lost' Producer Goes To The Dark Side

With 'The Leftovers,' A 'Lost' Producer Goes To The Dark Side

Maureen Ryan  06.26.2014
"The Leftovers" is the hardest kind of show to review. Aspects of it are intriguing and commendable, and among its virtues is a deep commitment...
'Tyrant's' Rape Cliches Are Just The Last Straw

'Tyrant's' Rape Cliches Are Just The Last Straw

Maureen Ryan  06.24.2014
I have a few thing to say about the new FX drama "Tyrant," but many more things to say about one of TV's most offensive and undying tropes....
'Rectify' Returns With Its Brilliance And Empathy Intact

'Rectify' Returns With Its Brilliance And Empathy Intact

Maureen Ryan  06.19.2014
Not too long ago, TV critics had to collectively chip away at some misperceptions about an excellent, emotionally acute drama. Eventually,...
Why 'Defiance' Is A Swell Place To Visit

Why 'Defiance' Is A Swell Place To Visit

Maureen Ryan  06.19.2014
As it rolls into its second season on Thursday, Syfy's "Defiance" doesn't just cement its place as a well-made and enjoyable show, it continues...
The Best Part Of 'Fargo' Wasn't The Anti-Hero

The Best Part Of 'Fargo' Wasn't The Anti-Hero

Maureen Ryan  06.18.2014
Don't read on unless you've seen "Morton's Fork," the season finale of FX's "Fargo." Overall, I'm glad I stuck with the crime miniseries,...
The Finest Moment Of The 'Game Of Thrones' Season Finale

The Finest Moment Of The 'Game Of Thrones' Season Finale

Maureen Ryan  06.16.2014
I'll tell you why I'm hard on "Game of Thrones" at times: Because of Arya's eyes. A lot happened in the mournful, exciting and majestically...