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TV Reviews

“People v. OJ Simpson” Finale Looks Beyond The Verdict, Explores Impact On Key “Characters”
4 months ago

“People v. OJ Simpson” Finale Looks Beyond The Verdict, Explores Impact On Key “Characters”

By opening with footage from the Rodney King riots, FX’s “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” made clear its focus. Its goal was not simply to document a …
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ABC’s “The Catch” Utterly Lacks Substance, Ambition [Premiere Review]
4 months ago

ABC’s “The Catch” Utterly Lacks Substance, Ambition [Premiere Review]

ABC’s new drama “The Catch” premieres at 10PM ET Thursday.  It stars Mireille Enos and Peter Krause.

Quick Take: Utterly devoid of substance, ambition or anything approximating an interesting voice, …
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“Nashville” Returns With Rayna & Deacon’s Wedding; What To Expect In “Forever And For Always”
4 months ago

“Nashville” Returns With Rayna & Deacon’s Wedding; What To Expect In “Forever And For Always”

The final “Nashville” episode of 2015 featured Rayna accepting Deacon’s proposal.

The first “Nashville” episode of 2016 features their wedding.

Opting not to spend episodes chronicling their engagement, ABC’s country …
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Tonight’s “People v. OJ Simpson” Addresses “The Glove;” What To Expect In “Conspiracy Theories”
4 months ago

Tonight’s “People v. OJ Simpson” Addresses “The Glove;” What To Expect In “Conspiracy Theories”

Not simply the series’ best offerings thus far, the fifth and sixth episodes of “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” were among the best hours of any television …
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“Scandal” Returns Tonight; 8 Things To Expect In “The Fish Rots From The Head”
5 months ago

“Scandal” Returns Tonight; 8 Things To Expect In “The Fish Rots From The Head”

Off last week while ABC used its timeslot to launch “The Family,” drama “Scandal” returns with a new episode this Thursday night.

Entitled “The Fish Rots From The Head,” Thursday’s …
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Characters Can’t Escape Consequences in “American Crime” Finale; Review
5 months ago

Characters Can’t Escape Consequences in “American Crime” Finale; Review

Over the course of the season, nearly every “American Crime” character has committed some sort of transgression.

In the finale, the proverbial chickens come home to roost.

One can be …
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“Quantico” Returns Sunday Night; 8 Things To Expect In The “Alex” Episode
5 months ago

“Quantico” Returns Sunday Night; 8 Things To Expect In The “Alex” Episode

This past Thursday, news broke that ABC’s “Quantico” had been renewed for a second season. Fan excitement naturally ensued.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before reaching the second season …
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Mike Goes To Prison, Pearson Specter Litt Suffers Major Blow In “Suits” Season Finale
5 months ago

Mike Goes To Prison, Pearson Specter Litt Suffers Major Blow In “Suits” Season Finale

In the closing moments of last week’s episode, Mike Ross — motivated by the words of his pro bono client — decided to make a deal with Anita Gibbs, the …
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FX’s Superb “People v. OJ Simpson” Powered By Compelling, Human Performances (Review)
6 months ago

FX’s Superb “People v. OJ Simpson” Powered By Compelling, Human Performances (Review)

Key art for FX’s “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” declares, “you don’t know the half of it.”

The statement is misleading — and that is not a …
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FX’s “Baskets” Premiere Sets the Stage For Brilliance (Review)
6 months ago

FX’s “Baskets” Premiere Sets the Stage For Brilliance (Review)

From its very first scene, FX’s “Baskets” operates with a unparalleled sense of artistic clarity, purpose and confidence. It wholly understands its tone, completely defines what it wants to accomplish, …
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