Twenty-five years ago, the sci-fi drama series began its sophisticated exploration of the messiness of human belief.
There's nowhere to hide in a town the size of Schitt's Creek. In the Canadian sitcom of the same name, the rural community turns its spotlight on the Rose family, who relocate to the town after losing their extravagant fortune thanks to a fraudulent business manager.
When director Ben Taylor and production designer Samantha Harley needed a catchphrase to sum up the look of Netflix's Sex Education, they landed on a touchstone as colorful and offbeat as the show itself: "sexy municipal."
In the Season 3 finale, the ladies perform their own spin on A Christmas Carol. Artistically, this special holiday show completes the arc that began with the Challenger: Ruth finally gets the cathartic theatrical experience she's wanted all season. She literally wrestles with mortality in the ring through the lens of a classic story.
Every week on Penny Dreadful Eva Green climbed out of the TV screen like the girl from The Ring, crawled through the broken glass on her knees, recited a Tennyson poem, burned a corset, and sat down for tea. (I'm taking only the slightest creative liberties here.)
Following Lydia's stroke, Season 3 framed itself around the question of what comes after a life-changing event. Lydia resisted adjusting the habits that put her health at risk. Elena, whose father reacted poorly when she came out to him as a lesbian in the first season, struggled with her dad's attempts to make amends.
The latest season did something surprising with the long-running show's first female lead: It often allowed her to be powerless in the face of injustice.
For 12 seasons, Bones feverishly mixed together every genre it could; the showrunners called it a " romantic crimedy," which is a fancy way of saying "Fox procedural." Bones, bless it, wanted to offer something for everyone.
They say New York was the fifth character on Sex and the City , but Natasha Lyonne's hair was the first character on Russian Doll . As Nadia, a gravel-voiced game coder who can't seem to stop dying on the night of her own birthday party, Lyonne sported a fiery, irrepressible tangle of curls, set apart from all of TV's other, far-too-perfect curls by a curtain of wild bangs.
I think Crock-Pot would agree that the greatest post-Super Bowl episode of television is Alias' "Phase One." The premise-busting hour...
"Cary Elwes is the only person who understands America" is a note I took while watching Stranger Things 3 , and I meant it. The English actor - who has lived in the States for decades - can stake his '80s cred on being very English in The Princess Bride , but in Stranger Things' version of the 1980s, Cary Elwes is America, melted down and molded into a little flag pin.
When Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas teased that the noir drama would be more "adult" in the revival, I didn't expect him to be talking about therapy.
Recaps & Reviews
Better Call Saul is TV's best Rube Goldberg machine. The AMC drama has spent four-going-on-five seasons building an elaborate system of cause and effect, trapping people in such an intricate chain of consequences that, in some cases, they were living totally different lives when the first domino fell.
If you've forgotten how it feels to watch GLOW - a show that looks like candy but goes down like a shot of hard liquor - the new season will remind you in record time. Season 3 comes out swinging with a gag only GLOW could pull off, a brilliant extended riff about the Challenger disaster that I watched with my hands over my mouth.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is Riverdale turned inside out. Netflix's witchy drama, which returns for the second half of its first season on Friday (though you'd be forgiven for thinking of it as Season 2), shares a universe with The CW's angsty teen hit - but the scope of the action is inverted, shrunk down until it's comically mundane.
Here's a motto a Yonkers half-a-millionaire could get behind: What isn't broken doesn't need fixing. Especially when it's got Bernadette...
Mulder and Scully meet a man who forces them to question everything they thought they knew about their past.
The feeling of watching Cher kiss Meryl Streep on the lips has been captured on stage in the form of...
Interviews & Exclusives
For Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul lives in the unexpected. Saul may be working backwards from an ending Breaking Bad fans already know, tracing Jimmy McGill's ( Bob Odenkirk) moral descent into scheming lawyer Saul Goodman, but the AMC drama isn't exactly chafing at the constraints of a prequel.
Gustavo Fring, the taciturn, epicurean villain who looms over the world of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, is always thinking. He gets that, it seems, from the actor who plays him.
Fosse/Verdon is one dance drama that isn't content to watch from an orchestra seat. "We very rarely present it from the front. We present it from the inside," choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler told TV Guide.
A fairy tale goes sour for Ginnifer Goodwin in the latest episode of The Twilight Zone . "Point of Origin" stars Goodwin as Eve Martin, a picture-perfect housewife whose rigid worldview crumbles after she's detained by a secretive, ICE-like agency with unchecked power.
Victor Garber is back where he belongs. It's been eight years since Garber's last Broadway performance in a play (Noël...
Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) has lost another family member. "Home Again," the fourth installment in The X-Files ' six-episode event series, saw Scully and Mulder (David Duchovny) saying goodbye to Scully's mother, Maggie (Sheila Larkin), who succumbed to a heart attack.
The showrunner reveals why Dorian Gray's portrait was one of the most challenging aspects of the Showtime drama
Alias has been missing for 10 years. The J.J. Abrams drama walked into the sunset on May 22, 2006, but not without making a few painful sacrifices - none of which cut deeper than the death of Victor Garber's flinty but devoted spy dad, Jack Bristow.
Tell us everything you're feeling about the end of Flesh and Bone. Starz's dark ballet drama went out like it came in - dark - but the limited series' final note was an optimistic one.