The situation is kind of grim, and so is the program. On the light side, there's a dog.
The first review I read said that "Tyrant" was overly cruel and sadistic. Isn't the justification for adult programs that go beyond normal bounds that all the mayhem is necessary to tell the story?
The suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has gotten some backlash from conservative fans, but they are in the tiny minority as American culture undergoes a profound shift in attitudes towards gay and lesbian people.
The recent qualitative drop in Hollywood films has left a "creativity vaccuum," which is now being filled on the small screen.
This show has, surprisingly, said a lot of things about corporate America that other heroes have been rather tight-lipped on.
A horror anthology series with a rotating/recurring cast, always led by the talented Jessica Lange. Too gruesome for some, too campy for others, American Horror Story is one of those shows that finds and snags a niche audience,
The show is interesting in that it offers a behind-the-curtain look at this fantastical world of heroes. But in many ways, it may have missed its mark.
Breaking Bad has made a centerpiece out of the realities of class and economic vulnerability.
What makes "The Bridge" fascinating is not only its characters, but what is going on behind them.
James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters.