Football is the greatest of all sports because it is made for people that crave structure. The Thursday Night Football games are the worst things to happen to people like us and when I say us, I guess the word "structure" was a polite way to say the word anal.
Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
Connecting to emotional situations is what sets a new series apart from the pack. The key is creating character dynamics that drive the audience to return each week.
"Hostages" unfolds with the crisp efficiency of a humorless event planner checking tasks off a list; the similarly decent "Blacklist" at least features the hambone performance of James Spader.
Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.
Harry Lennix is an actor's actor, and 2013 is proving to be a banner year with a string of starring roles including NBC's highly anticipated new series The Blacklist alongside James Spader.
Sidney Lumet was a quintessential New Yorker -- street smart with a bleeding heart and a head full of immigrant, everyman voices.