bestnom1000x50

tv

Latest Articles

FILM_Chase_list

David Chase's goodbye to TV

With The Sopranos , David Chase kicked off a revolution, revitalizing the hour-long serial drama, and creating a benchmark for the genre.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  December 21, 2012
2012_british_arrow

Review: 2012 British Arrow Awards

These British imports come from varying corners of the marketplace, from phone companies to soft-drink makers, and seek to appeal to international jet setters, the child in all of us, or even to the daring bit of ourselves that would like to piss off Ch

By MONICA CASTILLO  |  November 23, 2012
taichizero__film

Review: Tai Chi Zero

Mashup, hodgepodge, or remix — call it what you will, this kung fu odyssey from former action star Stephen Fung offers intermittent pleasures and freaky twists.

By TOM MEEK  |  October 26, 2012
KhandiAlexander_list

Treme's third season is in the money

From the beginning, Treme has been too much — too many stories, too many angles, too many scenes.

By JON GARELICK  |  September 21, 2012

Interview: Andre Braugher talks about ABC's ''Last Resort''

Mention the name Andre Braugher to any fan of serious television over the age of 30, and you're likely to get a reverential reaction.
Full speed ahead
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 21, 2012
The-Inbetweeners-lr3_list

Review: The Inbetweeners

Based on a popular British telly series and directed by Ben Palmer, The Inbetweeners sends its four randy, clumsy, post-high-school twits on a journey to the hedonistic vacation resort of Malia on the Mediterranean island of Crete.
Based on the popular British telly series
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 07, 2012


CARTOON_programming-guide-color_BrianMcFadden_list

Boston’s Local Programming Guide

Move-in day trash gets lugged off the street and into a TV studio.
Antiques Sidewalk
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 07, 2012
TV_strikeback12_list

Strike Back blows shit up!

How many post-9/11 action-adventure roller-coaster rides can we take?
Wham-Bam!
By JON GARELICK  |  August 17, 2012
as4

Lynn, Lynn, City of Adult Swim

In an apartment-complex lobby with an ambiance I can only describe as medicinal, I counted 10 cartoon connoisseurs from far and wide fixated on a stripteaser.
Venture capital
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 06, 2012
Short Take: Nobody Else But You

Review: Nobody Else But You

A dried-up French crime novelist (Jean-Paul Rouve) finds sudden inspiration for a new mystery in the true-life story of a TV weathergirl (Sophie Quinton).
Nothing special
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 08, 2012
ShortTakes:OnceUponATime

Review: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In Nuri Bilge Ceylan's minimalist "Eastern," the Leone-esque title seems ironic, as a team of bumbling investigators spend hours driving through the Anatolian wasteland searching for the grave of a murder victim.
Driving through the wasteland
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 11, 2012


az42

Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly

It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
Jet setter
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 11, 2012
az42

Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly

It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
Jet setter
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 11, 2012
The Borgias TV

Review: Showtime’s The Borgias

The second season of The Borgias (Sunday at 9 pm, Showtime) enters a crowded Sunday night field: HBO's Game of Thrones , AMC's Mad Men , even AMC's much discredited The Killing .
Blood oaths
By JON GARELICK  |  April 06, 2012
MagicCity TV

Not much 'magic' on Starz's new drama

Premium networks play by different rules from the rest of television, but Starz has taken things to a new extreme: they've twice renewed shows before episode one even aired.
City of blahs
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 06, 2012
BackTalk interview AdamGreen

Interview: Adam Green gets frightful laughs with 'Holliston'

Director and Holliston native Adam Green ( Frozen, Hatchet ) knows a thing or two about what it's like to be stuck in your hometown post-college, working a dead-end job, and pining for the high school girl of your dreams. Green parlayed all that angst i
Native son
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 30, 2012


GameOfThrones Dinklage

And thus the 'Game of Thrones' continues

'Twas the thud heard round the world. In the penultimate episode of the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones , our hero Ned Stark (Sean Bean), after a brief, fraught tenure as the King's Hand, discovered the Lannisters' incestuous affair, was falsely
Calling Dr. Zaius!
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 30, 2012
bigfatwhale_533b_list

Chat Show with Justice Thomas

This next guest has a movie coming out. Or something.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  March 30, 2012
eit4

Everything Is Terrible sics ''DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!'' on the Coolidge

For a concise introduction to Everything Is Terrible, look up "Nightmare on Drug Street" on YouTube.
Worst in show?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 23, 2012
movie TheHungerGames

Review: The Hunger Games

More powerful than fear in subduing a society, says President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in this overstuffed adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collins's trilogy, is hope.
Jennifer Lawrence is the big winner here
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 23, 2012
Review: Forgiveness of Blood

Review: The Forgiveness of Blood

American filmmaker Joshua Marston ( Maria Full of Grace ) traveled to Albania to write and direct this thoughtful, subtle feature about the victims of a blood feud, with an all-Albanian ensemble.
Joshua Marston's thoughtful, subtle feature
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 09, 2012


Get in on the TV Show action

Each episode of TV Show, the multimedia collaboration between Bomb Diggity Arts and Shoot Media Project (itself a part of Creative Trails, a community support program for adults with intellectual disabilities), explores a diverse range of topics.
Lights, camera, action!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 24, 2012
Portlandia TV

May you and Portlandia be very happy together!

Thanks to Portlandia I now know way too much about you guys and your grody inner lives. It's not the show itself — it doesn't have that power. It's your horrifying enthusiasm for the show that has granted me this mirror.
O! Lucky you!
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  February 17, 2012
Short take - One for the Money

Review: One for the Money

TV director Julie Anne Robinson's insipid adaptation of this first volume in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series has more in common with Young Adult than with the average gumshoe yarn.
Julie Anne Robinson's insipid adaptation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2012
HBO - TV - Luck

Review: Luck

You get the feeling that Milch and Mann just want to show off what they know about horse racing. When one of Marcus's crew keeps screaming out during the big Pick Six race, "What's going on!?," he speaking for the audience.
HBO goes to the races
By JON GARELICK  |  January 27, 2012
Dreileben review

Review: Dreileben

Taking a cue from Kieslowski's Three Colors by way of the British Red Riding series, this TV trilogy from three German directors of the Berlin School starts out with a creepy aura of dread and mystery and ends with contrived and unsatisfying resolut
TV trilogy from three German directors
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2012


House of Lies - Don Cheadle 2

Review: House of Lies

In a television landscape dominated by protagonists who are murderers, drug kingpins, serial philanderers, and other assorted life-ruiners, Showtime may have finally gone too far.
House of Lies and Shameless's heroes could be less anti-
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 06, 2012
tji_FOOD-COMA_Lewiston_list

Interview: A new world for the Coma junkies

Based on gustatory adventurer Joe Ricchio's cult foodie blog Portland Food Coma, Food Coma TV (foodcomatv.tumblr.com) has had a revelatory first season.
Awkward talks
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 06, 2012
Jack and Jill: Short Take

Review: Jack and Jill

Director Dennis Dugan's second Adam Sandler vehicle of the year turns out to be even worse than Just Go with It.
Easily Sandler's worst film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 18, 2011
Being Elmo: Short Take

Review: Being Elmo

Just in time for the release of The Muppet Movie on November 25 comes Constance Marks's look at the man behind the pilly-fabric Sesame Street character.
A moving portrait of an unheralded artist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2011