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  ...

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  ...

The Grid

The Grid, a six hour miniseries, is as timely as today's newspapers. The subject matter of this fictional drama is terrorism and the counter-terrorism efforts of agencies of the United States and British governments--the FBI, the CIA, the NSC,  ...

Mapping Murder

With its new documentary series Mapping Murder, BBC America is presently serving up classic summer-rerun-style slop to fill the air waves. Professor David Canter, inventor (and indefatigable promoter) of the “Dragnet” computer program and the underlying geographical “murder mapping,”  ...

Six Feet Under – Fourth Season

They’re ba-a-a-ack! The ensemble cast of the Fisher family and clan, and now the family business of Fisher & Diaz, are back for a fourth season of sterling performances, spellbinding storytelling, and another precedent-breaking event in HBO television history.  ...