December 7, 1991
I guess the Dodgers signed Eric Davis so Tom Lasorda wouldn't be lonesome on the bench. BILL STEIN Cambria
July 24, 2010 |
Poor little Sally Draper. Her mother is cold and critical, her womanizing father's moving out of the family home and her beloved grandfather, the only adult who seemed to truly care about her, has just died unexpectedly. Should it come as any surprise, then, that the adorable tween could go off the deep end in the new season of AMC's "Mad Men," which premieres Sunday? "There will be some shocking moments with Sally," said 10-year-old Kiernan Shipka, who originated the character and nurtured her along to full-time cast status this season.
June 16, 2008 |
When "Weeds" premiered on Showtime, it seemed the quintessential suburban satire: Widowed stay-at-home mom accidentally becomes pot dealer and finds her inner gangsta amid the manicured lawns and granite-countered hypocrisy of a Southern California planned community. What creator Jenji Kohan may not have counted on was that her cast and characters would so quickly become literally too cool for the 'burbs.
January 18, 2014 |
Hang on to your deerstalker cap: Sherlock Holmes is not dead. This news may come as a shock to some, not least to John Watson, the doctor played by Martin Freeman in "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories. The critically acclaimed show, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the title detective, returns to PBS on Sunday. The new season picks up two years after the last one left off, with Holmes having faked his own death by supposedly leaping from St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
March 24, 2012 |
After last year's season finale of "The Killing" generated howls of indignation, the show's blindsided creative team began worriedly plotting to win back their audience. What if the show's central mystery was answered — something implicitly promised in its first season promotional campaign "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" — in the opening episode of the new season, which begins April 1? After lengthy discussions, executives at AMC and the show's production company, Fox Television Studios, ultimately decided against the highly unusual step, according to a person familiar with those talks who was not authorized to speak about them publicly.
September 20, 2011
SERIES NCIS: An agent lies dead after Tony's (Michael Weatherly) months-long search for his target in the season premiere (8 p.m. CBS). The Biggest Loser: In the season premiere of the weight loss series the contestants are asked to choose one of three trainers (8 p.m. NBC). NCIS: Los Angeles: The new season of this procedural drama opens with questions left over from last season (9 p.m. CBS). New Girl: After a woman (Zooey Deschanel) becomes the roommate of three guys (Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Damon Wayans Jr.)
April 12, 2014 |
This is not a review, exactly, of the new season of "Mad Men," its seventh and, depending on how you slice it, its last. In order to hang on to this jewel as long as is seemly, AMC will divide its 14 episodes into two parts, to conclude in 2015. It could dollop it out over 14 years, I suppose, each year bringing a single new hour, as precious as that new Wu-Tang album. But there is only so much the people will stand. This is also not a review partly because Matthew Weiner, whose creation this is, is finicky about spoilers - "finicky" doesn't really do it justice.
October 25, 2008
Those Clippers ads are something: New Team, New Attitude, New Season They forgot to add, Same Results: Losing Patrick Drohan Monrovia