The L Word – 2007 Season Preview

In the beginning of the season premiere, Shane (Katherine Moennig) is self-destructing on a two-day bender of coke and alcohol with Sherry, her former lover. This is, after all, The L Word, a show synonymous with drama and excess. Sherry  ...

Meadowlands

Meadowlands is the quintessential paranoid fantasy of a suburb...a community that appears to be safe, bucolic and picturesque, but actually has a sinister, threatening inner core. As the series begins, Danny (David Morrissey) and Evelyn (Lucy Cohu) Brogan and  ...

The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib premiered in competition at this year's 2007 Sundance Film Festival website “It was a door that I was afraid to walk through. If you walk through it, at which point do you say it’s  ...

Heartland Review

Heartland, an original one-hour medical drama about an organ-transplant surgeon, his work and his family premieres on June 18th, 10 ET/PT on TNT. The surgeon, Dr. Nathaniel Grant (Treat Williams), is the pioneering, workaholic chief of the renowned (and fictitious)  ...

Liza with a “Z”

"Liza With a 'Z'" is the title of a gently amusing autobiographical patter song written for the star by her frequent collaborators Fred Ebb and John Kander. It also serves as the title of a classic live concert staged  ...

Queer as Folk

Fans of the American version of Queer as Folk need a fix so bad that the fizzle of the last two seasons will hardly matter as the rainbow sets on Pittsburgh’s mythical gaytropolis.After more than a year, the show  ...

Firefly

The defining characteristic of Firefly is that it melds together two seemingly disparate genres: science fiction and the Western. But this isn't a gimmick or genre-busting for its own sake. Creator Joss Whedon is taking what is implicit in  ...

Crusade

Despite its flaws, Babylon 5 remains one of TV's greatest science fiction shows. It is ambitious storytelling, told on a scale rarely attempted in SF outside of literature (due to a lack of both money and imagination). But  ...

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series III

The Mystery! series, produced by PBS Boston affiliate WGBH, has been on the air for an astounding twenty-four years, presenting a seemingly limitless series of British mystery tales. A spinoff from Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery! maintains the high production values  ...