February 17, 2014 |
Last week's episode of "The Walking Dead" focused exclusively on Rick, Carl and Michonne, so it makes total sense that this week's episode, "Inmates," brings us up to speed with the rest of the surviving members of the cast. This episode wasn't full of compelling plot twists (well, maybe a couple) and it didn't do a deep dive into the psyches of the main characters. Instead, it was more of a housekeeping episode, doing the necessary taking stock of the large cast in the aftermath of the chaos of the prison's destruction.
March 27, 2013 |
In response to Jonah Goldberg's Op-Ed on Tuesday, " The wisdom of Dan Quayle ": What? It's been 20 years since the Murphy Brown-Dan Quayle feud, and we're still talking about this? I suppose I should be flattered. And not surprised. After all, we're still talking about glass ceilings and Roe vs. Wade and what constitutes "legitimate rape. " But because history, like a hit television series, repeats itself, let's revisit 1992. For those of you too young to remember (or too old to recall)
February 22, 2014 |
If you think Lena Dunham's nudity in “Girls” is a revolutionary act because her body doesn't conform to Hollywood's skin-and-bones-and-boobs ideal (and I do!), then you really have to give her props for taking that unapologetic attitude about her figure to another level in last week's episode of “Girls.” Dunham's character, Hannah Horvath, is often seen in various states of undress, but those scenes usually take place in the privacy of her apartment. In this episode , however, we rarely see her fully clothed.
September 30, 2013 |
The preferred Twitter hashtag for "Breaking Bad" on Sunday night was "#goodbyebreakingbad. " In case anyone hadn't already heard, the show -- which in six years progressed from cult favorite to beloved pillar of the pop cultural firmament -- was airing its final episode. Fans, of course, tweeted their goodbyes in droves. The final act of high school chemistry teacher Walter White's transformation from good guy dad to dreaded drug kingpin was tense but cathartic episode, ending with -- spoiler alert -- White (played by Bryan Cranston)
February 25, 2013 |
Amy Sherman-Palladino is trying to get a scene just right. She is directing the season finale of her show "Bunheads," an episode that could determine whether the ABC Family network returns the series for a second season. "Bunheads" is a sweet drama about a Las Vegas chorus girl starting over in a small town by teaching ballet. Sherman-Palladino, a classically trained dancer turned television writer, is trying to start over too. The pivotal scene of this episode, which airs Monday night, is being filmed on location in Hollywood.
January 13, 2014 |
Sunday's episode of "Downton Abbey" on PBS featured a guest appearance by one of opera's biggest living talents: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The New Zealand-born soprano played Dame Nellie Melba, an actual opera singer who hailed from Australia and whose career spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries. "Downton" portrays Melba as a guest performer of the Crawley household, serenading the family after dinner with the aria "O Mio Babbino, Caro" from Puccini's opera "Gianni Schicchi.
February 5, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Middle: Other students in Axl's (Charlie McDermott) class have started getting accepted to colleges, but he hasn't yet, causing Frankie and Mike (Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) to fear that he's missed his chance for an athletic scholarship in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC). American Idol: The Hollywood round begins in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox)
December 17, 2012 |
Has "Homeland" redeemed itself? It's tempting to say that the second season finale has put the show squarely back on its feet. After the rat-tat-tat high jinks and wild terrorist plots of the last few episodes, this episode managed to balance finely tuned character moments with explosive plot twists. By the end, it seemed that "Homeland" had definitely gotten its groove back. The first half of the episode was quiet, the dust still settling from Jess and Brody's split. Carrie and Brody head up to the cabin where their romance first sparked, and for a while, it seems like the couple might actually work.
January 15, 2014 |
Buoyed by double-digit ratings gains in daytime, CBS said: "Let's make a deal. " The network determined that the price was right to renew its lineup of daytime programs, and Wednesday said that next season it would bring back "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and the daytime chatfest "The Talk. " CBS has boasted the top-rated slate of daytime programs for more than a quarter of a century, and this season has been no exception. Heartening fans of the beleaguered soap opera genre , CBS' two surviving daytime dramas -- "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" -- have seen sturdy ratings growth compared with the 2012-2013 TV season.
November 9, 2012 |
Before fans of "The Walking Dead" fans get caught up in the next sure-to-be-perilous episode, let us reflect on a huge development from the last installment that was all but overlooked in the emotional aftermath surrounding the tragic death of Lori. Yes, I'm talking about the savage death of T-Dog, the brawny warrior who was one of the moral compasses of the small group of survivors caught up in the nightmare of the zombie apocalypse. Sacrificing his life to save Carol, T-Dog was literally ripped apart by murderous "walkers.