“Don’t Think Twice”: A drama about comedy

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Mike Birbiglia, as writer and director, has proven he is a master of cringe-worthy scenes. At times, he leaves his audience longing for...

The beginning of the end: Mad Men moves to a close

By Phil Brown, Reporter “Severance,” the new episode of Mad Men, is set in April 1970, a year after the previous, and the excitement and drama surrounding the...

Strong first season finale for “You’re the Worst”

Jeff Turner ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR “You’re the Worst” is one of the most starkly original plays on televised romantic comedies in recent memory. The show...

Finally, a little “Sunshine” in our sitcoms

What do you get when you combine "Arrested Development," and "Sports Night," with "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip?"  You get the new ABC comedy "Mr. Sunshine."


NBC’s Thursday lineup some of the best on TV

A lot can be said about NBC, some of it good, some of it bad. But one thing is hard to dispute: it has some of the best shows on TV, and they all land on Thursday night.


A look at HBO programming

Jeff Turner ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR HBO has often drawn criticism for lack of fair representation behind the camera, and for the most part in front...

‘The Patterns never lie:’ ‘Touch’ has a good start

"Touch," the new series by Tim Kring ("Heroes"), requires a pretty big leap of faith. It's an incredibly high concept and has moments that are hard to believe.


84th annual Oscars celebrate magic of movies

"All of us are mesmerized by the magic of movies," legendary actor Morgan Freeman said at the beginning of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night.