Winter TV 2016

TV Reviews

  • Beautifully constructed 'Fargo' returns for Season 3

    Beautifully constructed 'Fargo' returns for Season 3

    "Fargo" returns Wednesday to FX for a third season as a television show, with its ice and snow and whimsical way of talking, playing variations on themes set down by Joel and Ethan Coen in the 1996 movie of the same name. It's the animating principal of the franchise that a person or persons who...

  • 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' is still a scrappy delight

    'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' is still a scrappy delight

    Born in the far reaches of local television, formed in the soup of primordial basic cable and canceled for the second time in 1999, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" came back to life Friday, resurrected into the 21st-century world of big-time streaming media. Formerly of KTMA in Minneapolis, Minn.,...

  • Showtime revisits Beach Boys' classic 'Pet Sounds' in new documentary

    Showtime revisits Beach Boys' classic 'Pet Sounds' in new documentary

    Produced as part of the BBC "Classic Albums" series, "Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds" has been flown transatlantically to Showtime to belatedly commemorate the 50th anniversary of an album relatively few people bought in its time but which is now widely considered a landmark of pop music. That the...

  • Light on laughs, TV Land comedy 'Nobodies' offers up familiar show-biz premise

    Light on laughs, TV Land comedy 'Nobodies' offers up familiar show-biz premise

    “Nobodies,” which premieres Wednesday on TV Land, is a comedy about being less successful than the friends you started out with. Like a lot of contemporary series that have to do with the entertainment business — or with sports, which is also the entertainment business — it features characters...

  • Rolling with the cholas and 'knuckleheaded girls' east of downtown L.A. in 'Ovarian Psycos'

    Rolling with the cholas and 'knuckleheaded girls' east of downtown L.A. in 'Ovarian Psycos'

    The Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade is a collective of young women of color who bike through the streets of East L.A. (and beyond) as a way of taking them back. "It's for the uneducated women, it's for knuckleheaded girls, for the punk rockers, for the cholas, for the sisters in the neighborhood...

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