tim pigott smith
- The wave of winter shows that arrives this week bears prime examples of this TV truth. From the traditional, big-budget, Brit-cum-PBS halls of "Downton Abbey," to the edgy, Baltimore-made remake of "House of Cards," here are 10 midseason productions worth paying attention to.
- If you want to see the finest new drama of the TV year, tune in BBC America at 10 p.m. Wednesday for the opener of "The Hour," a six-week series starring Dominic West, of "The Wire,
- With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.