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'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...
A Comedic Defense Of 'Undateable' Dudes

A Comedic Defense Of 'Undateable' Dudes

Maureen Ryan  05.29.2014
To write about television is to be continually flummoxed by the decisions networks make. Good comedies like "Trophy Wife" and "Enlisted"...
From The Earth To The Moon: An Amazing Rocket Ride On 'Mad Men'

From The Earth To The Moon: An Amazing Rocket Ride On 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan  05.26.2014
Do not read on unless you have seen the seventh episode of "Mad Men's" final season, "Waterloo," which also serves as the show's 2014 finale...
Fine Performances Elevate 'The Normal Heart'

Fine Performances Elevate 'The Normal Heart'

Maureen Ryan  05.23.2014
There are several things Ryan Murphy can do with panache. Murphy, the creator or co-creator of "Glee," "American Horror Story" and "Nip/Tuck,"...
Nice Job, Comrades: Why 'The Americans' Finale Ruled

Nice Job, Comrades: Why 'The Americans' Finale Ruled

Maureen Ryan  05.22.2014
Don't read on unless you have seen "Echo," the Season 2 finale of "The Americans." "The Americans" pulled a long con on us, and it was...