April 18, 2013 |
Roman Godrey, the wealthy, weird teen played by Bill Skarsgard on "Hemlock Grove" ( April 19 on Netflix; 1.5 stars out of 4 ), tokes the marijuana he sells to fellow high school students. That might be the key to understanding the 13-episode horror mashup. The online streaming service's latest foray into original programming after "House of Cards," "Hemlock Grove" feels a little like a high gone awry. Set in a Pennsylvania town that is as dangerous as it is charming - aren't they all like that, "Twin Peaks" fans?
September 25, 2012 |
Don't be afraid, "The Neighbors" means you no harm. ABC's new aliens-among-us sitcom traveled to our TVs simply to be silly. Created by Dan Fogelman (the "Cars" movies), "The Neighbors" ( 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC; 2 stars out of 4 ) revives an old storyline used in everything from the the "SNL" Coneheads sketch to "Third Rock from the Sun. " It just doesn't do it as well. Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie Weaver (Chicago native Jami Gertz) move with their three kids from New York to the gated suburban community of Hidden Hills, N.J.,...
August 9, 2012 |
Well, squirrelfriends, boyfriends and other fans of"RuPaul's Drag Race,"there's both good news and bad news about the upcoming all-stars season of the cult hit show on Logo. The bad news? There will be only six, one-hour episodes of "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race," not including the behind-the-scenes-drama "Untucked!" that follows the main show. For devoted "Drag Race" fans, those six episodes will fly by. The good news, though, is that there's a slate of guest judges including Beth Ditto, Janice Dickinson, Wendi McLendon-Covey (from...
April 3, 2012 |
After burning off the charming "Bent" over three short weeks, NBC is burying another one of its new sitcoms on Wednesday nights. In other words, don't get too attached to "Best Friends Forever" ( 7:30 p.m. APril 4, NBC; 2 stars ), the new comedy about two longtime friends who move in together after one gets divorce papers from her hubby. Jessica St. Clair (Whitney from "Bridesmaids") plays Jessica Black, who moves from San Francisco back home to Brooklyn after said split and into the waiting arms and apartment of her BFF, Lenn (Lennon Parham)
March 27, 2012 |
No show on television receives the same kind of writerly worship and scrutiny as AMC's “Mad Men.” The post-mortem's of the fifth season's first episode dominated every blog and website Monday morning, and this is entirely deserved. The serial drama, first dominated by HBO with “The Sopranos”, has become the chic way to remain literary without actually reading a book. However, it has long been my stance that dramas like “Mad Men” and “The Wire” really do have literary ambitions and represent a potential revolution in long-form storytelling if a network could ever...
February 22, 2012 |
Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and the entire "Doctor Who" gang began filming the upcoming Season 7 in Cardiff, Wales, this week, and BBC America just released the first photo from the set. Darvill, Smith and Gillan, shown with the show's fourth lead, the TARDIS, appear happy to be back on set. They're smiling, but it's kind of bittersweet, as fans will have to say good-bye to companions Amy and Rory at the end of the season. "This season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning for...