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.  ...

Take Me

Jack Chambers (Robson Green) and his wife Kay (Beth Goddard), with daughter Maggie (Julie Mallam) and son Dan (Sean McMahon) in tow, flee the complications of their old life in the city for an American-style new start in the  ...

My Family

From Monty Python to The Office, British television has long held a reputation as a purveyor of high-quality comedy. It is strange to note, then, that the Brits have seldom succeeded in pulling off that most basic staple of  ...

Queer as Folk

Magic Color Clock from the Metropolitan Museum of Art The Americanization of the groundbreaking British series, Queer as Folk, has been a hit and miss affair. Desperate to stay at the head of the  ...

Queer as Folk

How queer can Queer As Folk be as Showtime’s hottest series? It depends. If you are an activist transsexual lesbian fighting for a seat on the city council to represent sexual minorities, it probably offers nothing much. Yet, this  ...