To say Showtime's "Masters of Sex" is back and better than ever, though true, makes it sound like a very different kind of show than it is. A multi-story fantasy epic, say, or a dark and violent character drama, complete with car chases and twisting conspiracy theories.
I found myself yelling a lot at the flat screen while watching the first four episodes of Guillermo del Toro's new horror series, "The Strain," which debuts on FX Sunday night.
In this year's Emmy race, "Orange Is the New Black" embodies the most important change in television in recent years.
"Welcome to Sweden." Shot in Sweden, with subtitles and two Poehlers, "Welcome to Sweden" is the freshest thing to happen to broadcast comedy since "Modern Family."
NBC introduces two new comedies. 'Sweden,' by Greg and Amy Poehler, is brave, true and packed with A-listers. 'Engels' has a fine cast (Andrea Martin!) swamped by nondescript material.
A steady diet of television helped a teen cope with back surgery and the news that followed. Yes, too much TV might be bad for sedentary Americans, but it also can do a body good.
"The Leftovers." In Alice's famous journey, the rabbit hole led to Wonderland; in "The Leftovers," the rabbit hole is the whole point. In the Tom Perrotta tale, by way of Damon Lindeloff, 2% of the world's population simply vanishes one day, a relatively small tear in the actual...
It's difficult to take a story from film to television. Likewise, remakes of British/French/Danish shows almost always lose something in the translation.