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<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...
'The 100' Insider On That Crazy Finale And What's Next

'The 100' Insider On That Crazy Finale And What's Next

Maureen Ryan  06.11.2014
Fans of "The 100," there's a very good chance you have questions about the Season 1 finale, which aired Wednesday on the CW. HuffPost...
Talking 'The 100's' Addictive First Season With Its Producer

Talking 'The 100's' Addictive First Season With Its Producer

Maureen Ryan  06.11.2014
One reason to like mid-season offerings: Once in a while, you come across a show like "The 100," which crept on to the TV schedule back...
What Does The Fate Of 'Enlisted' Say About Network Comedies Today?

What Does The Fate Of 'Enlisted' Say About Network Comedies Today?

Maureen Ryan  06. 6.2014
My love for "Enlisted" is well known, but that's not the only reason I wanted to talk to the Fox comedy's executive producers, Kevin Biegel...
Welcome Back, 'Orange Is The New Black'!

Welcome Back, 'Orange Is The New Black'!

Maureen Ryan  06. 5.2014
I won't fool myself into thinking that any review, including mine, will lead anyone to watch the second season of "Orange Is the New Black."...
Lee Pace Smolders In 'Halt And Catch Fire'

Lee Pace Smolders In 'Halt And Catch Fire'

Maureen Ryan  05.30.2014
If you're a fan of Lee Pace or if you enjoy dramas set in the technology world, "Halt and Catch Fire" (10 p.m. ET Sunday, AMC) is worth...
5 Things To Know To Prepare Yourself For 'Crossbones' And Some Primo Malkovich

5 Things To Know To Prepare Yourself For 'Crossbones' And Some Primo Malkovich

Maureen Ryan  05.30.2014
Even the lowliest philosophy student knows that one of Friedrich Nietzsche's masterworks is "Beyond Good and Evil." What many of the...