| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:06 AM
After the coffee. Before making sure all my expense reports are filed.
The Skinny: A lot going on this weekend. I'm hoping to catch either "Don Jon" or "Enough Said" and then Sunday is football, "Breaking Bad," "Homeland" and "The Good Wife." Oh, and a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The postmortems are in for the most anticipated episode of television in 2013.
Reviews seem generally satisfied -- The Times' own Mary McNamara said, "Not only did Vince Gilligan's five-season, hyper-violent prose poem to midlife male frustration tie...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Times television critics Mary McNamara and Robert Lloyd trade a few emails on the subject of "Breaking Bad."
Mary: I just read your "final thoughts piece" and fear we are the only two TV critics in America who didn't love "Breaking Bad" with an...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Each week Times TV Critic Mary McNamara offers her viewing picks for the coming week:
"Falling Skies." With two sets of alien invaders, a mega death ray under construction, the threat of mind-controlling silverfish around and a crazy alien-accelerated...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip.
On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Laura Dern from HBO's canceled series "Enlightened" joined returning nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") in the Emmy lead actress comedy...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The era of Internet television is officially here.
Netflix's "House of Cards" garnered nine Emmy nominations Thursday, becoming the first show delivered exclusively online to be nominated in the major categories including drama series, lead actor and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before gearing up for yet another TV press tour.
The Skinny: I caught up on the last two episodes of CBS's "Under the Dome" over the weekend. I've decided viewers needs to watch "Under the Dome" as if they were watching "Sharknado."...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Perhaps the saddest, most poignant sequence of "True Blood" Season 6 unfolds in the "Don’t You Feel Me" episode when Todd Lowe's character -- war-scarred veteran Terry Bellefleur -- is shot by a sniper. He bleeds out in the arms of his loving wife,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:05 PM
One of James Gandolfini's final films is coming to theaters in September.
"Enough Said," Nicole Holofcener's romantic dramedy that stars the late "Sopranos" actor as a romantic lead, will open in limited release on Sept. 20, studio Fox Searchlight said...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Toward the end of his life, Orson Welles and director Henry Jaglom became close in friendship and business. They lunched regularly together at Ma Maison, where the film legend asked Jaglom to tape their unfettered conversations. Thirty years later, film...