mysteries
Lynch, Frost Return to ‘Twin Peaks’—Why It Might Just Work

It's been a "damn fine" year for admirers of the early-1990s ABC TV series Twin Peaks:...

television
Funny, Smart ‘Last Man Standing’ Returns for Fourth Season

The ABC-TV sitcom Last Man Standing returns tonight for its fourth season on the alphabet...

mysteries
ABC’s ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Gets Away with Contemporary Cliches

In choosing programming, ABC-TV tends toward what its managers must think of as a rather ...

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FOX’s ‘Gotham’ Effectively Explores Origin Story Elements

Episode two of Gotham, broadcast last night on FOX-TV, established an interesting theme ...

comic-books-graphic-novels
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ Takes Promising New Angle on Batman Story

The many manifestations of the Batman character over the decades all have one thing in c...

mysteries
Quality Improvement, Steady Ratings Boost NBC’s ‘Mysteries of Laura’

There's good news for those who watched and liked NBC's attempt at a USA Network-style m...

mysteries
‘Mysteries of Laura’ Botches a Perfectly Good Formula

NBC is trying a fresh approach to drama in the new series The Mysteries of Laura (Wedne...

mysteries
‘Longmire’ and Boomers’ Marketing Power—Are Both Underappreciated?

Do the TV networks have too little respect for the market power of older Americans? So s...

mysteries
Well Worth Watching: Lewis and Hathaway Return to PBS ‘Masterpiece Mystery’

U.S. fans of the UK TV mystery series Inspector Lewis take heart and heed: Oxford poli...

journalism
Comedian-Turned-Pundit Branded as Poseur

I enjoyed Rod Liddle's recent article in the UK Spectator (a terrific magazine) for its...

journalism
FOX News Increases Viewership, Has Third-Highest Primetime Cable Audience in Choice Demo

Media analysts correctly claim that the TV news media have been losing audience in recent...

people
Joan Rivers: A Little Heroine

Comedienne Joan Rivers died yesterday at the age of 81, after a medical procedure to repai...

movies
Battle of Houdinis Begins Tonight: History Channel vs. Classic-Era Hollywood

History Channel's four-hour miniseries Houdini, about the celebrated American stage magic...

television
Marathon Celebrates Quarter-Century of ‘The Simpsons’

Fire up your DVR, and be prepared to make some tough choices: the FXX Network begins its S...

movies
The Tragic Implications of Comedian Robin Williams’s Suicide

The death by suicide of actor-comedian Robin Williams will undoubtedly set loose a torr...

mysteries
“Forget It, Morse; It’s Oxfordshire.”−’Endeavour’: Series Two, on PBS

Two years ago I quite favorably reviewed the pilot film for Endeavour, the 1960s-set pre...

journalism
BBC ‘Digging Its Own Grave’ By Banning Global Warming Skeptics

The other day, a nonprofit called The Institute of Art and Ideas interviewed Benny Peiser...

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Inconvenient ‘Sharknado’ Films Tell Important Truth

Writing in the American Spectator, Daniel Flynn argues (tongue in cheek) that the SyFY Net...

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Dungy Defended, Media Blasted

Addressing the media "fertilizer storm" over former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapol...

television
‘True Blood’ Producers Failed in Bid to Embarrass Palin

The producers of the HBO TV series True Blood, who have made their show into a long-term, ...

culture101
Ten Best TV Comedies Set in NYC

The NY Post recently published a list of the 10 greatest TV comedies set in New York City....

music
Dave Clark Five, Beatles, Other ’60s Pop Music Performers on TV Tonight

The excellent 1960s pop group the Dave Clark Five will be featured tonight on Turner Cla...

television
Advice for Those Contemplating Watching ‘Penny Dreadful’

If you're a Showtime subscriber who's wondering whether to watch the new series Penny Drea...

television
700 Sundays

Anyone looking for funny and poignant television should not miss Billy Crystal's 700 Sunda...

manners-and-morals
Robertson Reiterates Beliefs in Easter Sunday Sermon, and Some Are Shocked . . . Shocked

The good people at Radar Online, USA Today, and other piously progressive media outl...

journalism
Lack of Credibility Is Killing Mainstream Media

Writing at Blacklisted News, Michael Snyder provides a cogent analysis of the continuing...

mysteries
‘Twin Peaks’ to Be Released on Blu-Ray

One of the best TV series ever, Twin Peaks, will finally be released on Blu-Ray in the Uni...

television
Flipped Off: HGTV Show Cancelled Because of Hosts’ Christianity

The nation's cultural elites have openly declared war on Christianity, using attitudes t...

television
A Superb Thriller: “Prisoners of War”

The Israeli television series "Prisoners of War" (the original Hebrew title, Hatufim, me...

television
Colbert to Replace Letterman

Stephen Colbert has been announced as the new host for CBS's The Late Show when current ...

mysteries
‘Psych’ Ends Eight-Year USA Network Run

The long-running USA Network series Psych ends its run tonight (9 EDT) after eight season...

mysteries
‘Mentalist’ Presents Tea Party Separatist Group in Positive Light

Sunday night's episode of the CBS-TV crime drama The Mentalist had a couple of interesti...

mysteries
From Sherlock to Schlock

This is actually a good time to talk about the BBC series Sherlock, season three of which...