mysteries
‘The Mentalist’ Ends with Strong Affirmation of Show’s Uncommon Values

Tonight brings us the two-hour conclusion (CBS, 8-10 p.m. Eastern) of The Mentalist, on...

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Predictably Unconventional ‘Backstrom’ Falls to Genre Cliches

The new FOX series Backstrom (Thursdays, 9 p.m. Eastern), which premiered last week and ...

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
Weak Resolution Mars ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ Episode

Yesterday, you may recall, I pointed out two TNT crime dramas with overt political message...

mysteries
TNT Crime Dramas Push Political Points

I have long argued that contemporary U.S. entertainment offers a much greater variety of i...

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FX’s ‘Justified’ Rejuvenates Old-Fashioned Hero Type

Fox’s FX channel has a history of pushing the boundaries of “free cable” program...