“American Crime”—Using the newly minted anthology style of “True Detective,” John Ridley’s new series is a wide-ranging exploration of race, class and gender, a gratifying breakthrough for television that moves by means of slipstream portraits of a wide...
Even by the high standards of this age of exploration and discovery, Thursday night is a pretty big night for television.
Patricia Arquette's Oscar win last month for her supporting role in "Boyhood" made many people happy for a variety of reasons.
In "Secrets and Lies," ABC's new limited series premiering Sunday, the killing of a young boy unhinges an already troubled family and turns an idyllic community into a suspicious mob, further riled by a predatory media and the icy relentlessness of an obsessive cop.
Let us now praise "Parks and Recreation," which ends Tuesday night in an effervescence of heart and hope, proof positive that success and significance are not always measured in gold, statuary or otherwise.
How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness."
“Parks and Recreation”—One of the best comedies in recent memory ends on Feb. 24, tragically preceded by the death of Harris Wittels, one of its producers. The story of small-town Indiana bureaucrat and eternal optimist Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), “Parks and Rec”...
Los Angeles Times Television critic Mary McNamara picks the best fare on the small screen this coming week.