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The Cooking Show That's Sometimes A Fine Drama

The Cooking Show That's Sometimes A Fine Drama

Maureen Ryan  10. 3.2014
Last year, I got pulled into the ongoing drama of a food show, which is not something that often happens. But "A Chef's Life" is special....
What A Brody-Free 'Homeland' Looks Like

What A Brody-Free 'Homeland' Looks Like

Maureen Ryan  10. 2.2014
Even at the height of "Homeland's" best era -- and it was a considerable height -- it was hard not to think about what would happen if...
The New Fall Comedies To Avoid And Try Out

The New Fall Comedies To Avoid And Try Out

Maureen Ryan  09.30.2014
Recently, I posted a roundup of reviews of the new dramas on the broadcast networks, and that list of capsule reviews was preceded by some...
TV's Overdue Sexual Revolution And Why 'Outlander's' Radical Episode Matters

TV's Overdue Sexual Revolution And Why 'Outlander's' Radical Episode Matters

Maureen Ryan  09.29.2014
It would pain me greatly if critics and viewers dismissed "Outlander" for irrelevant, trivial or condescending reasons. Don't mistake...
<i>Grey's Anatomy</i> Recap: Can They Break Up Already? in

Grey's Anatomy Recap: Can They Break Up Already? in "I Must Have Lost it in the Wind"

Karen Fratti  09.26.2014
sort of forgot that we were going to have to deal with this. Could anyone make sense of that opening flashback? I watched the clip of it...
Wow, 'Transparent' Is Simply A Great Show

Wow, 'Transparent' Is Simply A Great Show

Maureen Ryan  09.25.2014
"Transparent," which arrives Friday on Amazon Prime, is not just the best new show of the fall, it's one of the best new shows of the year....
<i>The Good Wife</i> Recap: Is She Wearing Panties? And Other Scandals in 'The Line'

The Good Wife Recap: Is She Wearing Panties? And Other Scandals in 'The Line'

Karen Fratti  09.24.2014
Predictions: It takes all season to figure out is Alicia will run. Diane won't join the firm unless they drop Bishop or something to keep...
'Sleepy Hollow' Head Honcho On What's Next For Ichabod And Abbie

'Sleepy Hollow' Head Honcho On What's Next For Ichabod And Abbie

Maureen Ryan  09.22.2014
You can exhale, "Sleepy Hollow" fans. If you're anything like me, since the Fox show concluded its first season back in January, you've...
Your Guide To The New Fall Dramas

Your Guide To The New Fall Dramas

Maureen Ryan  09.17.2014
The vast majority of new dramas on the broadcast networks this fall aren't flat-out terrible. Most of them display a certain competence...
The New Netflix Show You Cannot Miss

The New Netflix Show You Cannot Miss

Maureen Ryan  09.11.2014
The first excellent thing about "Happy Valley" is how efficient it is. Within a few minutes of meeting police officer Catherine Cawood...
'You're The Worst' Quickly Becomes TV's Best Romantic Comedy

'You're The Worst' Quickly Becomes TV's Best Romantic Comedy

Maureen Ryan  09.10.2014
Looking for a comedy that's actually funny? Want one with precisely calibrated yet organically complex characters? Want to watch a well-constructed...
Happily Ever After?<i>The Leftovers</i> Finale Recap

Happily Ever After?The Leftovers Finale Recap

Karen Fratti  09. 9.2014
This is what I was waiting for all season. Total and complete chaos. I was sure we were stuck with Kevin in the woods and wondering what...
'Masters Of Sex' Creator On How The Show Got Its Name

'Masters Of Sex' Creator On How The Show Got Its Name

Maureen Ryan  09. 5.2014
In its second season, Showtime's "Masters of Sex" solidified its place as one of television's most worthy dramas. I should have more specific...
Jaime Murray On The Tainted Love At The Heart Of 'Defiance'

Jaime Murray On The Tainted Love At The Heart Of 'Defiance'

Maureen Ryan  09. 3.2014
The second season of "Defiance" ended as it began: entertaining, energetic and admirably focused. Here's a show that is bursting with memorable...