Mr. Selfridge, Season 2, PBS

In the well-written, well-acted second season of “Mr. Selfridge,” five years have passed since season 1 began with brash and impetuous American Harry Selfridge (Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”) revolutionizing the London shopping experience. The eight episodes of season 2 start  ...

Classic TV: DVD Review of “The Comedian”

The penultimate teleplay in The Criterion Collections’ DVD set called The Golden Age of Television is the 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast of Rod Serling’s The Comedian, originally aired on February 14th, 1957. And it’s one of the best of the  ...

Sherlock on PBS (Season 3)

In case you haven’t watched “Sherlock” Season 1 or 2, the protagonist of this exciting television crime drama, acted by Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Fifth Estate,” “Star Trek into Darkness”), is a young 21st century Sherlock Holmes who portrays all the  ...

Downton Abbey, Season 4

With the new year comes “Downton Abbey, Season 4,” the continuation of the spellbinding costume drama created and written by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes. It’s another season of fascinating “must see” television (usually an oxymoron). PBS, taking full advantage  ...

Six by Agatha: A PBS Masterpiece Mystery

Six by Agatha: A PBS Masterpiece Mystery! PBS stations, Sundays June 21, 2009 to July 26, 2009 at 9:00 ET/PChttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/christie/index.htmlDVD will be available through Acorn Media http://www.acornmedia.com/ and ShopPBS at http://www.shoppbs.org/home/Good News — From June 21, 2009 to July  ...

Brotherhood

Watching Showtime’s new original series Brotherhood is a frustrating experience. Is it possible to request a do-over? Can we hand over the promising elements of the series to a different creative team and hope for the best? Alas, this is  ...

This American Life

This American Life: from public radio to cable TV Showtime, Fall 2007 This American Life Website Six episodes of a new television version of the popular Chicago Public Radio/Public Radio International show, This American Life,  ...

culturevulture.net – review

The fourth series of the applauded British ITV series, Foyle’s War, recently aired on PBS’ Mystery, now joins the first three series for sale on DVD. Set in a quiet coastal village in England during World War II, Foyle’s War  ...

The Tudors

The Tudors, an exuberant and engrossing series about young King Henry VIII, begins on Showtime on April 1st at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Strong acting, gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes and the fascinating historical period combine to make the series come  ...

This American Life

Six episodes of a new television version of the popular Chicago Public Radio/Public Radio International show, This American Life, will be shown on cable TV’s Showtime starting on March 22nd, 10:30pm ET/PT. Ira Glass has been the producer and host  ...