| Aug 14, 2011
Beach reading recommendations are a summer tradition: With vacations offering extra leisure time, everyone wants to know what books will help them pass the hours. But many pop culture fans now devour television with the same kind of intensity: They buy...
| Sep 18, 2011
It's the throwback '60s style as much as the story lines that has made "Mad Men" a success. The AMC series, which enters its fifth season in 2012, ushered in a ladylike trend in fashion that has reverberated all the way to the Paris runways and inspired a...
| Sep 18, 2011
For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:51 PM
It was repeat victories for ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" on Sunday night as they captured the marquee prizes at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards.
The sitcom about a deliciously dysfunctional family won its second consecutive trophy for...
| May 15, 2011
Television takes the spotlight starting Monday at the upfronts in New York City, when most networks will announce which shows live and die. Many decisions will hinge on issues of substance — ratings and cost and critical acclaim. But no one should...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:38 PM
The guys at Shulman's Women's Health Associates seem to be getting along with bro-tastic new OB-GYN Peter Prentice in "The Mindy Project." That's going to change soon, according to Ed Weeks, who plays Dr. Jeremy Reed.
Reed and Prentice (Adam Pally) are...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:19 AM
To celebrate the ending of "Breaking Bad," I've drawn up a list of the 50 greatest drama series to air in the United States.
I based the selections on the programs' quality, their influence, the length of their original runs and their continuing...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:17 AM
"CBS Sunday Morning" this weekend celebrated a new golden age for television. That may be true for drama, but the new series this week suggest there is no reason to think we're in a stellar period for comedy.
The actors provide the brightest moments...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The new fall TV season will be packed with stars returning for another shot at series success. Which ones deserve your attention?
1. Andre Braugher ("Homicide: Life on the Street") clashes hilariously with Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live") on Fox's...
| Sep 1, 2013
Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the fading summer.
A steamy dusk, a cold beer and the cicadas blasting their raucous lullaby. That's summer paradise, Chicago-style. And as long as the cicadas...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:11 AM
The most-talked-about series, other than "Breaking Bad," this summer include "Under the Dome," "Broadchurch" and "The Bridge." They're all new this week as TV marks Washington history and ushers in college football season.