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'Fortitude' Review: Stanley Tucci Excels In A Tale Of Icebound Crime

huffingtonpost.com — It's easy to give you an idea of what "Fortitude" is like and whether you might like it, because it's not hard to find good shows that are pretty similar to the new Pivot drama. It sits squarely at the center of a satisfying subgenre th...

8 Reasons (Among Many) To Love 'The Americans'

huffingtonpost.com — The second season of " The Americans" ended up on many 2014 Top 10 lists ( including mine), and there's no reason to believe Season 3 won't be a contender for 2015 best-of rosters as well.

'Better Call Saul' Review: The Spinoff Is Not In 'Breaking Bad' Territory, But What Is?

huffingtonpost.com — It will come as no surprise that " Better Call Saul" is well made. The previous entry on the resumes of creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould is " Breaking Bad," which, during its five-season run, grew into an incredibly potent blend of slippery morals and thrilling aesthetics.

'Justified' Is In Fine Form, But 'Backstrom' Doesn't Measure Up

huffingtonpost.com — " Justified" begins its final season Tuesday and "Backstrom" is a newcomer that debuts Thursday, but outside of that big age difference, the premises of the shows have a lot in common. Both are about men in law enforcement who aggravate everyone around them a little, or a lot.

April TV Is Basically Bonkers

huffingtonpost.com — Fall used to be the busiest time of year for television, and it still is, and January is often very crowded with new and returning shows as well. What you might not have realized, because it snuck up on us in a stealthy way, is that April is prob...

The Problem With The Pretty Good New '12 Monkeys' Series

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: " 12 Monkeys" and " Helix" have a lot of things in common, aside from airing the same night on Syfy. Both feature dangerous viral outbreaks and characters connected to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and both also play around with timelines, though "12 Monkeys" does so far more than the relatively straightforward bio-thriller "Helix."

Catching Up With Some Of 2015's New Shows: 'Grantchester,' 'Babylon' And 'Man Seeking Woman'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: It's a busy time in television, so here are condensed reviews of three new shows: "Babylon," 10 p.m. ET, Thursday, Sundance Channel: This U.K. drama, which lists director Danny Boyle as an executive producer and premiered Jan.

'Parks And Recreation,' 'The Wire' And The Politics Of Pawnee

huffingtonpost.com — You might recall the 2008 presidential election as being particularly vitriolic and divisive. But what you may not know is that it's one of the main reasons " Parks and Recreation" exists.

A Breakout Performance Grounds A Challenging, Funny 'Togetherness'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: It's odd to think that a whole new genre of television has blossomed in the last few years -- an exciting new category that didn't exist several years ago.

'Banshee' Returns With Guns Blazing: What's Next For The Smart Action Drama

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: " Banshee," which returns for its third season on Cinemax Friday, is one of TV's most reliable pleasures. The drama tells the story of Lucas Hood, which is not the real name of the character played by Antony Starr.
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Jan 30, 2015

@metsnetsjetsfan I guess we'll find out. Wolk is a fine actor, I hope the show is worthy of him. But yeah. It seems.... weird!

Jan 30, 2015

@VladaGelman @Memles it's useful to have a character as a link to the media, it can make for more stories/twists, maybe.

Jan 30, 2015

@Memles to build interest in a character. So far she is that show's Thea/Laurel problem all in one.

Jan 30, 2015

@Memles I think Iris needs a story & journalism cd be it but the execution was just so slapdash & made her seem ridiculous. Not the way +

Jan 30, 2015

RT @PPDJoeMurray: RT if you're wearing a shoulder holster. Fav if you've got on a short sleeve shirt and tie. Retire from being an old detective if both

Jan 30, 2015

RT @knguyen: It was the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ of times, it was the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ of times.

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