| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Sunday night's Emmy Awards featured the standard "In Memoriam" segment, in which the faces and clips of the recently deceased played to varying levels of applause. But this year, they made a decision to single out five people to receive special tributes,...
| 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 26, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Sunday night confirms the view of "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan that we are in a golden age of TV drama.
"Homeland" and "The Good Wife" return. "Masters of Sex," the strongest new series this fall, arrives on Showtime. And "Breaking Bad"...
| 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 27, 2013
| 11:19 AM
To celebrate the ending of "Breaking Bad," I've drawn up a list of the 50 greatest drama series to air in the United States.
I based the selections on the programs' quality, their influence, the length of their original runs and their continuing...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Because "Breaking Bad" is great art, the drama invites many different interpretations.
SPOILER ALERT: You can pick the themes and scenes that mean the most to you in this wrenching saga of Walt White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher turned drug...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The unexpected death of James Gandolfini, who was best known for his work on the series "The Sopranos," recently re-ignited the conversation over How Much Television has Changed, which has become so intense and widespread in the last few years that...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:37 AM
David Chase, creator of "The Sopranos," delivered a moving 15-minute eulogy for actor James Gandolfini during funeral services for the star of the series, held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York.
Below is an unedited...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the most important actor in the most influential television series of the last decade and a half, died suddenly Wednesday, in Italy. He was only 51, and though he had been a busy working actor -- in film and onstage as well as on TV --...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Tony Soprano may not have put HBO on the map, but he sure made its address famous.
The portrayal of the conflicted mob boss by James Gandolfini, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, lifted HBO and indeed the entire television industry to new creative...