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  ...

Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun (2007) Developer: AWE Games Publisher: The Adventure Company http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/ The third in the series of Agatha Christie PC games, Evil Under the Sun, again features that indomitable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. This time, Poirot is  ...

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

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  ...

The Tudors–Season Two

  Good News—Season Two of The Tudors, the engrossing and lavish series about King Henry VIII, begins on Showtime on April 6, 2008 and is preceded by the last episode of Season One on March 30, 2008. I  ...

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard – review

Just as the U.S. presidential candidates begin to blanket the airwaves with promises that we doubt they can keep, along comes Masterpiece Theatre’s The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, the entirely entertaining tale of Ros Pritchard’s rocket ride from West Yorkshire to  ...