Leno is still number one in his time slot. But when he leaves Tonight, he’ll leave an institution smaller and less relevant than when he found it.
There was no Big Bad in season four, but that freed Justified to explore the bigness of the badness within its regular cast of characters.
The premiere highlighted what I hope will be a big theme of season three: freedom, as an absolute, as a relative term, as an ideal and as a liability. Also, giants!
Though no one seems to have informed the Greenland high-pressure block about this, it is spring, which means spring break for the Tuned In Jrs., which means that I’m going to be on vacation for the next week and a half.
This time, NBC wants to ditch Leno for Jimmy Fallon, not Conan O’Brien. What could go wrong?
Fans got some closure and two gorgeous seasons. HBO has its reputation as the network who makes one-of-a-kind shows–but within limits.
The beauty of an episode like “Decoy” is the free-wheeling joy that Justified takes in letting its characters spend their words like newly minted lottery winners.
The Bible never specifies what Satan looks like. Why give him dark skin and a Sith Lord’s hood?
Intentionally or not, the season finale pulled off a neat trick, giving us a romantic-comedy finish that had me yelling at Adam to run in the other direction.
The first mystery that arises in Bates Motel–the psycho quasi-prequel from producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin–is: what kind of series is this?
We should all be glad that the Dwight-based spinoff of The Office will not be a series. And yet, as Duck Dynasty has taught us, there’s a real opening for comedy outside NBC’s urban comfort zone.
FX’s Cold War drama has the action of a thriller like Homeland, but the melancholy and ambiguous shadings of a character study like Mad Men.
In an age of digital news and instant leaks, the suspense and awe of the announcement showed the power of analog media. Like chimneys.