Here is Mary McNamara’s look at the best of 2014 in television.
It's that most wonderful time of the year, when people who presume to know start telling you what the 10 (or 20 or 100) "Best fill-in-the-blanks" are. I am a TV critic, so my list will be about television and I'm going to make it, honor bright, in just a minute, right after I explain how...
To celebrate the end, he first turned his show over to the president, then went head to head with a dragon. He sold nine years of tchotchkes at a yard sale, then raffled off his desk and fireplace for charity. And for his final show, he murdered death, declared himself immortal, sang a song...
"Homeland." I know it's Christmas week, and we'll get to that in a minute, but the "Homeland" finale is this week, and after last week's stunning revelations, it's difficult to think of anything else.
"Forever" — I was initially unconvinced by this police procedural featuring New York Medical Examiner Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), 200-year-old Brit who, for mysterious reasons, can neither die nor age.
As anyone even remotely connected with it will tell you, awards season is a pain, an annual collective descent into a frenzied war of opposing forces.
Ah, the annual race to establish the next holiday classic: First, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, now a guy who is intentionally attempting to be eaten by a giant anaconda.
Rebecca Ferguson is remarkably good as Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob in Lifetime's two-part adaptation of "The Red Tent," Anita Diamant's feminist revisiting of the Old Testament. And that is no small feat.