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<i>The Americans</i> Recap: Breaking Down Bodies in 'Baggage'

The Americans Recap: Breaking Down Bodies in 'Baggage'

Karen Fratti  02. 6.2015
Apart from the fact that this was one of those episodes that makes me want to buy a new TV because it's so dark, my obsession with this...

'The Americans' Recap: Doing Something Bad in "EST Men"

Karen Fratti  01.29.2015
Catch up: Elizabeth has been going to church with Paige. She's learning that Paige is "open" to the ideas they need her to be open to,...
'Better Call Saul' Is Not In 'Breaking Bad' Territory (But What Is)?

'Better Call Saul' Is Not In 'Breaking Bad' Territory (But What Is)?

Maureen Ryan  01.23.2015
It will come as no surprise that "Better Call Saul" is well made. The previous entry on the resumes of creators Vince Gilligan and Peter...
Two Very Different Cop Stories: 'Justified' And 'Backstrom'

Two Very Different Cop Stories: 'Justified' And 'Backstrom'

Maureen Ryan  01.20.2015
"Justified" begins its final season Tuesday and "Backstrom" is a newcomer that debuts Thursday, but outside of that big age difference,...
You've Been Warned: April TV Is Totally Bonkers

You've Been Warned: April TV Is Totally Bonkers

Maureen Ryan  01.20.2015
Fall used to be the busiest time of year for television, and it still is, and January is often very crowded with new and returning shows...
The Problem With The Pretty Good New '12 Monkeys' Series

The Problem With The Pretty Good New '12 Monkeys' Series

Maureen Ryan  01.16.2015
"12 Monkeys" and "Helix" have a lot of things in common, aside from airing the same night on Syfy. Both feature dangerous viral outbreaks...

The Good Wife Recap: Too Soon for Ferguson Plot in 'The Debate'

Karen Fratti  01.14.2015
Usually, when a plot uses real-life events for inspiration, it works on The Good Wife. But everything hit a wrong note with the Ferguson...
'Parks And Recreation,' 'The Wire' And The Politics Of Pawnee

'Parks And Recreation,' 'The Wire' And The Politics Of Pawnee

Maureen Ryan  01.13.2015
You might recall the 2008 presidential election as being particularly vitriolic and divisive. But what you may not know is that it's one...
Allen Hughes Seals The Deal For 'Roots' Miniseries Remake

Allen Hughes Seals The Deal For 'Roots' Miniseries Remake

AP  01. 9.2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The History channel is moving closer to a remake of the groundbreaking TV miniseries "Roots." The channel said Allen...
'Togetherness' Is A Fine Addition To HBO's Narcissism Sundays

'Togetherness' Is A Fine Addition To HBO's Narcissism Sundays

Maureen Ryan  01. 9.2015
It's odd to think that a whole new genre of television has blossomed in the last few years -- an exciting new category that didn't exist...
Everything You Need To Know About 'Banshee' Before Its Return

Everything You Need To Know About 'Banshee' Before Its Return

Maureen Ryan  01. 8.2015
"Banshee," which returns for its third season on Cinemax Friday, is one of TV's most reliable pleasures. The drama tells the story of...

The Good Wife Recap: Herc Saves the Day in 'Hail Mary'

Karen Fratti  01. 7.2015
This return episode was necessary to set the stage and get the rest of the season moving, but other than that, it was a little slow.
So Far, There's Only One Reason To Watch 'Empire'

So Far, There's Only One Reason To Watch 'Empire'

Maureen Ryan  01. 7.2015
"Empire" is being marketed as a bold, original show from high-profile artists, but it feels strangely tentative in its first episode. And...
The First New Show Of 2015 Is Really Good

The First New Show Of 2015 Is Really Good

Maureen Ryan  01. 6.2015
That sound you heard as 2015 arrived was a long exhale of relief. It feels good to give the one of the first new shows of the year, "Marvel's...