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HBO's Big Love shows us the inequalities in every marriage, writ large

Big Patriarchy
For four seasons and five years, HBO's Big Love has dominated the edgy-soap-opera niche once inhabited by Six Feet Under .
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 12, 2011


Interview: Chloë Sevigny

On acting, freaks, nerd roles, the end of Big Love, and why she doesn't want to be any more famous than she is
For the record, Chloë Sevigny is not dating Jersey Shore 's Pauly D.
By: CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 12, 2011


PBS looks at the darker side of changing the world

Digging up dirt
Sometimes you want to give PBS a big grateful kiss just for staying the course while most of TV, losing ground to the interweb age, hovers between cultural hemorrhage and commercial death.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  January 11, 2011


Rich harvest: Parks and Rec reaps a bounty

Rich harvest
On the third season of Parks and Recreation , NBC's hilarious yet ratings-starved ode to small-town civil service, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and the rest of the gang at the title department decide to revive the Harvest Festival, a town fair that could attract a lot of attention — and revenue.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  January 11, 2011


Review: Bob's Burgers

Medium rare: Can Bob's Burgers make the cut?
Maybe it's too soon to worry about the fate of Bob's Burgers — Fox's new animated comedy series doesn't even premiere till this Sunday (January 9) at 8:30 pm. But consider Lone Star .
By: RYAN STEWART  |  January 04, 2011


Gift Guide 2010: DVD Box Sets

Sureties and obscurities
Some people will tell you that the economy is frozen in a recession that may never thaw. That makes Blu-ray/DVD box sets more valuable than gold.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 08, 2010


Review: Glory Daze

An unfunny comedy about the '80s
In this era of ironic nostalgia, the '80s are an easy punch line. But the decade did have its moments beyond leg warmers and the Preppy Handbook .
By: SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 01, 2010


Review: AMC's The Walking Dead

No guts, no glory
There's quite a lot to like about The Walking Dead . That is, if you can make it past the opening sequence.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  October 28, 2010


Review: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

Would watching be a good decision?
Say this for The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (Fridays at 10 pm on IFC), David Cross's new show for Channel 4 in England and IFC here: the title is apt.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  October 12, 2010


Review: God in America

PBS puts American religion in its proper place
For all our bragging about separating church and state, throughout our nation's history, religion has never been on the sidelines. If
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 10, 2010


Interview: Eloise Mumford and James Wolk of Lone Star

The stars of Fox's new drama talk Jon Voight and Betty White
James Wolk and Eloise Mumford, the stars of Fox's new drama Lone Star [premiering Sept. 20) are both far more attractive in person than they are on the TV screen.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 17, 2010


Interview: Michael K. Williams

On trading Baltimore for Atlantic City in Boardwalk Empire
This Sunday will mark the premiere of Boardwalk Empire , HBO’s newest epic drama series.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  September 14, 2010


Interview: Will Arnett

The actor looks back at Arrested Development and forward to Running Wilde
When it went off the air, in 2006, Arrested Development had already cemented its status as one of the great TV comedies of all time.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  September 14, 2010


Fall TV Preview: No apologies

Too much good TV
Even the most curmudgeonly out there have to admit that television is on a roll.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  September 14, 2010


Our hams are worth fighting for

'MA Men' return
Judging by the universally glowing reviews and the spitfire personality overhaul of Don Draper — now finally impervious to the dead-eyed glare of that vapid bitch Betty — Sunday's Mad Men season premiere proved the show won't be relinquishing its status as must-see-TV anytime soon.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  July 28, 2010


More spooks

AMC crosses Rubicon
Two years ago, AMC made a deal to develop a series based on Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1974 film The Conversation . That show still hasn't materialized, but with Rubicon , AMC has now brought us a drama with a similar premise.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  July 27, 2010


Bloody good

Being Human is another kind of shapeshifter
As the media run amok with supernatural heroes (and anti-heroes), it's becoming increasingly difficult to tell one fanged leading man from another.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  July 21, 2010


Laughs love misery

C.K.'s Louie is gleefully pessimistic
Louis C.K.'s comedy is bleak.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  July 09, 2010


Back to the future

Comedy Central resurrects Groening's other show
Comedy Central resurrects Groening's other show
By: RYAN STEWART  |  June 26, 2010


Oprah, red in tooth and claw

All God's creatures get nailed in Life
"Of the millions of known species of life on earth, more than 90 percent have no backbone." Well, that explains a few things.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  June 16, 2010


Gone but not forgotten

Henry VIII and The Tudors bid adieu
Yes, True Blood has resumed, and Futurama and Weeds wait in the wings. But let's take a moment to hail The Tudors , which bows out this Sunday night at 9 after four seasons on Showtime.
By: JON GARELICK  |  June 20, 2010

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