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Community’s state of play

By the time you read this, NBC's brilliant, neglected stepchild of a sitcom will back on the air, having survived its creator's firing, various scheduling debacles, and the epic flouncing-off of Chevy Chase.
By: S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  February 05, 2013


Humiliated: Why I hate Girls

I am a girl who hates Girls .
By: MICHAEL BRAITHWAITE  |  February 04, 2013


Tube riches: The best TV of 2012

Television, far from a vast wasteland these days, is often a digital cornucopia to be triaged.
By: ERIC GOULD  |  December 19, 2012


Dexter — still bloody good

When we saw Dexter last, his sister Deb had walked in just as he plunged a knife into Travis Marshall's chest.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 25, 2012


Homeland's victory lap

Is there a more compelling spectacle in television these days than Claire Danes slowly decompensating into full-on mania?
By: JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2012


Treme's third season is in the money

From the beginning, Treme has been too much — too many stories, too many angles, too many scenes.
By: JON GARELICK  |  September 18, 2012


The 10 TV premieres to DVR this fall

Last Resort, The Mindy Project, American Horror Story, and more
With new projects from Andre Braugher, Mindy Kaling, Michael Chiklis, and, uh, Lucy Liu?
By: RYAN STEWART  |  September 19, 2012

Interview: Andre Braugher talks about ABC's ''Last Resort''

Full speed ahead
Mention the name Andre Braugher to any fan of serious television over the age of 30, and you're likely to get a reverential reaction.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  September 25, 2012


Boardwalk Empire enters another bloody, tender season

If you have not yet seen seasons 1 or 2 of the Prohibition-era, Atlantic City–set HBO drama Boardwalk Empire (whose new season begins Sunday at 9pm), then stop here and get thee to HBO OnDemand or, better yet, the brand-spanking new season 2 DVD/Blu-ray package. I can not be responsible for spoilers herein.
By: JON GARELICK  |  September 13, 2012


Strike Back blows shit up!

How many post-9/11 action-adventure roller-coaster rides can we take?
By: JON GARELICK  |  August 17, 2012


''Newsroom'' As Farce

We can't wait to see Sorkin's Serious Journalism take on the 2012 Republican nomination process ...
I tried, I honestly tried, to like Newsroom as a show, regardless of its attitude toward politics and the news media. It wasn't easy.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 11, 2012


Lynn, Lynn, City of Adult Swim

Venture capital
In an apartment-complex lobby with an ambiance I can only describe as medicinal, I counted 10 cartoon connoisseurs from far and wide fixated on a stripteaser.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 03, 2012


Review: The Newsroom

All in the family: Sorkin does Sorkin in 'The Newsroom'
The Newsroom is a dose of concentrated Sorkin, by turns maddening and exhilarating.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  June 20, 2012


Interview: Brendon Small finds his niche

Guitar hero
Years before he cracked the dimensional barrier that separates the real from unreal by turning Dethklok, the lovably sociopathic stars of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse , into one of the most lucrative metal acts in both cartoonland and the material world, Brendon Small trudged through stints at Berklee and Emerson.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 24, 2012


HBO's Veep needs more mean

Soft serve
Reality, right now, is so absurd that almost everyone has already adopted a "laugh-to-keep-from-crying" approach to the news. We don't need someone to tell us how truly horrifying our political landscape is. So what's a satirist to do?
By: RYAN STEWART  |  April 23, 2012


Lena Dunham and HBO get it right

Girls, girls, girls
When a new television show chronicling the lives of young women arrives, it tends to come packaged with the promise that it will expertly define them, both as a generation and a gender.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 13, 2012

The Borgias TV

Review: Showtime’s The Borgias

Blood oaths
The second season of The Borgias (Sunday at 9 pm, Showtime) enters a crowded Sunday night field: HBO's Game of Thrones , AMC's Mad Men , even AMC's much discredited The Killing .
By: JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2012

MagicCity TV

Not much 'magic' on Starz's new drama

City of blahs
Premium networks play by different rules from the rest of television, but Starz has taken things to a new extreme: they've twice renewed shows before episode one even aired.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  April 05, 2012

GameOfThrones Dinklage

And thus the 'Game of Thrones' continues

Calling Dr. Zaius!
'Twas the thud heard round the world. In the penultimate episode of the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones , our hero Ned Stark (Sean Bean), after a brief, fraught tenure as the King's Hand, discovered the Lannisters' incestuous affair, was falsely declared traitor to the realm, and was beheaded in front of a frothing horde in the town square at King's Landing.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 04, 2012

BackTalk interview AdamGreen

Interview: Adam Green gets frightful laughs with 'Holliston'

It’s "Friends" ... only with monsters.  And set in Holliston, MA.
Director and Holliston native Adam Green ( Frozen, Hatchet ) knows a thing or two about what it's like to be stuck in your hometown post-college, working a dead-end job, and pining for the high school girl of your dreams. Green parlayed all that angst into Holliston , a new television series for FEARnet.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 04, 2012
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