“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 Killing,” returns to AMC with a strong start

Last season of AMC's "The Killing" started with the murder of teenager Rosie Larsen and ended with the Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), a much older conflicted politician, arrested for her murder.


Game of Thrones Recap: Battle of the Bastards

Jeff Turner CONTRIBUTOR Ramsay, you were the chosen one. You were going to make Winterfell great again. Lots of spectacle on this week’s Thrones, it’s an hour...

Modern fairy tale dramas spice up television

Every fall, dozens of new television programs come and go with a few making it into our cultural lexicon. However, it seems the last few television seasons have been full of disappointing, poorly written offerings. It has included kitschy comedies like 2009's "Gary Unmarried," disheartening procedural dramas like, last season's "The Chicago Code" and boring medical dramas like "Mercy," "Trauma" and "Three Rivers."


Netflix original series “Santa Clarita Diet” struggles in first season

Jeff Turner SENIOR STAFF WRITER “Santa Clarita Diet” is a great pitch. There are opportunities for clever jabs at suburbia and some atmospheric, memorable moments. Showrunner...

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."


Oscars didn’t fail to surprise, awe and impress

Although the Oscars were last week, it feels like they just ended five minutes ago.
This year's Academy Awards went over the usual three hours by half an hour. While I consider myself a pop culture buff and eagerly await the Oscars every year, this year's telecast seemed to go on and on. Thankfully  host Seth MacFarlane tried to move things along.
 


“Westworld” intrigues in pilot episode

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Deriving from the creative mind of the late Michael Crichton, HBO’s newest series, “Westworld” (2016), marries niche genres of science fiction and westerns...