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.
"Game of Thrones" has obtained an exceptionally large fanbase and piqued the interest of critics who usually give fantasy the cold shoulder.
"The Abolitionists" should be seen by as many viewers as possible and shown widely in public schools.
One underestimates just how much books - ranging from paperbacks to comics to graphic novels - have an influence on what is seen on television and in film.
Heavily explored so far in Season Five is the concept of what humans consider "beautiful," and how that relates to "joy" and "happiness."
Every now and then, a series comes along that defies and ignores its competition.