| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:22 AM
All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious “Game of Thrones” alone.
But the numbers that...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:14 AM
About midway into the latest X-Men flick, Bryan Singer’s generous, delightfully convoluted “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” there is a prison break so exuberant and uncharacteristic of superhero movies that you sit up a bit in your seat....
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
HBO’s "The Normal Heart" will do something to you that TV rarely does: rock you to your emotional roots.
The power of this HBO movie starring Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Jim Parsons is such that you can forget about turning off the TV after the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:01 AM
"As the great Keats would say, 'More happy love! More happy, happy love!'" -- Myrtle Snow
If you love Myrtle Snow, bad people looking out for their own interests, good people sacrificing for a greater good, and if you hate consistent story arcs, this is...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:48 AM
"This is wrong, all wrong. Murder. All rot and black. This will not be forgiven," muses Misty Day in the opening sequence of this episode of "American Horror Story: Coven."
"Boy Parts" deals with themes of life, death and the longing deep within all...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:40 AM
"War is coming, and you're going to lose." -- Queenie
To reset: a coven, with a dying supreme witch at the helm, is about to do battle with a voodoo queen, who has recruited one of the coven's members and the husband of another to her side.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:17 AM
"I fairly swoon when I see the moment of terror register on a handsome face ... makes me feel young again." — Delphine
Are emotional ties or biological ones stronger? Can two mothers make up for lost time with their daughters, who just happen to be...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Forget the stars. The people I always wanted to talk to were the writers and producers who created the fictional worlds that became long-running TV series.
One of the great pleasures of this job in my earlier days on the beat was going out to California,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Are you a Katy or a Gaga? This is the question "Glee" asked tonight as it made its return from a four-week hiatus.
I momentarily forgot how incredibly random — and disturbing — this show can be. Becky telling Sam she doesn’t give out...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:50 AM
After a season of blood-curdling thrills set in the 1960s, we've come full circle to modern times. Now we can all sleep easy for a few months.
Unlike the Season 1 finale where viewers were left on a cliffhanger, the show's writers tied this season up...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 3:50 AM
Not everyone deserves a second chance, but most of the characters on "American Horror Story" didn't belong in the Briarcliff Manor asylum in the first place.
For those who survived the torturous evil of Dr. Arden, demon Mary Eunice and Dr. Oliver...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:00 PM
“Patients committed here suffer not only diseases of the mind, but also of the body.” – Dr. Arthur Arden.
Welcome to 1964, where Jessica Lange is no longer Constance Langdon, but Sister Jude, a badass nun with a Boston accent running...