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Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

'Sherlock': Brainy Modernity's Last Bow

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

In the hands of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has reappeared, but this time as a manipulative intellectual lacking in empathy or warm feelings.

Maureen Ryan

The Best Part Of 'Fargo' Wasn't The Anti-Hero

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

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, which I ...

Are Sherlock And Watson Returning Sooner Than Expected?

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.24.2014 | TV

"Sherlock" fans, Martin Freeman may have just made your day, and maybe even your year. Co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss announced back in ...

Erin Whitney

Wanna Meet The New 'Fargo' Cast? You're Darned Tootin'!

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.15.2014 | TV

Remember the Coen brothers' iconic 1996 dark comedy "Fargo"? Of course you do. The film has inspired a 10-episode-long FX series of the same name, but...

Maureen Ryan

This New 'Fargo' Is Worth Seeing, You Betcha

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.15.2014 | TV

Well, heck! Darned if "Fargo" didn't sneak up on me and make me like it. Ya sure, I almost didn't see that coming. I wasn't quite sure about "Farg...

Martin Freeman Almost Said No To 'Fargo'

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

"Fargo," the new drama from FX inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film of the same name, is set to air this April, but it might have looked very diffe...

Sorry 'Sherlock' Fans, But You Might Have To Wait Two Years For Season 4

Posted 02.06.2014 | TV

One mystery Sherlock can't solve? When will his TV show return. Steven Moffat, showrunner for "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who," delivered the sad news t...

Sherlock And Watson Walk Into A Gay Bar...

Posted 02.05.2014 | TV

Sherlock and Watson in a gay bar? It happened, and you almost got to see it. Martin Freeman, who plays the part of John Watson on "Sherlock," r...

'Sherlock' Gives Epic Best Man Speech At Watson's Wedding

Posted 01.28.2014 | TV

It was an epic and memorable best man speech on "Sherlock." Uncomfortable in the spotlight as much as he craves the recognition, Sherlock Holmes prove...

The Problem of the Two Sherlocks

Frank H. Wu | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Frank H. Wu

Sherlock Holmes duels with himself on television. Two 'modern dress' productions are running simultaneously. Each has been successful critically as well as commercially: the English Sherlock and the American Elementary.

'Sherlock' The Musical Is An Elementary Earworm

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

No mystery here; this "Sherlock" musical is awesome. YouTube team AVbyte produced a musical version of Sherlock and Watson's reunion after Sherlock...

Never Watch Television With Sherlock

Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Yep, watching television with Sherlock is as annoying as you'd think it would be. Don't worry, there are no Sherlock spoilers here, just spoilers ...

Watson's Wedding And More: What's Ahead In 'Sherlock' Season 3

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

"Sherlock" is back. On Jan. 1, "Sherlock" had its third season premiere on the BBC in the U.K., drawing its biggest audience yet. Luckily, American...

Why Martin Freeman Almost Missed Out On 'Sherlock'

Posted 12.28.2013 | TV

Martin Freeman's role as Dr. John Watson on the BBC's hit show "Sherlock" could have very easily gone to someone else. Freeman's wallet was stolen ...

Zaki's Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Read my 2012 review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey here A little over eleven years ago, on the eve of the theatrical release of The Two Towers,...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The appeal of the Grand Adventure is clear and incontestable: the epic scale; the sense of mystery and adventure; the thrill of discovering what challenge, adversary, or ally awaits around the next bend. Thing is, the whole point of the exercise is to reach an ultimate goal.

Mike Ryan

What's The First Word On 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is quite possibly the least talked about sure-to-be-blockbuster movie of all time. I do wonder what life...

Watch 'Hobbit' Star Flip The Bird

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment

Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, the toughest Hobbit in Middle-earth, but that title doesn't end once the camera stops rolling. Through what must h...

Season 4 Of 'Sherlock' Is Happening!?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.15.2013 | TV

Season 3 hasn't even aired yet, but if the stars of "Sherlock" have their way a fourth season would not be far behind, according to Radio Times. Be...

Kate Walsh Returning To TV

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.10.2013 | TV

Kate Walsh is returning to TV in FX's "Fargo." The 10 episode series will be set in the town of Fargo, but will focus on a new crime story and new ...

New Trailer For Next 'Hobbit' Arrives

Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

The life of one burglar, a.k.a. Bilbo Baggins, takes center stage in the new full-length trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which feat...

'Sherlock' Star Joins FX's 'Fargo' Remake

Posted 09.26.2013 | TV

Martin Freeman will star in FX's miniseries remake of "Fargo," according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll play Lester Nygaard, "an insurance salesm...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: New Pics from the Next Hobbit Film

Dan Persons | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gets new elves and rampaging orcs... Steel yourself for more Man of Steel... Let's go looking for the Alien Uprising...

'Hobbit' Star Reveals One 'Unpleasant' Thing About Film

Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

By all outward appearances, making "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was a wonderful experience for the cast and crew involved (just watch any of th...