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  ...

Inspector Lewis

The first all-new ninety-minute series of Inspector Lewis airs on PBS’ Masterpiece Mysteries, The Men of Mystery, Sunday evenings beginning June 22, 2008 and ending July 6, 2008. Two other new Men of Mystery series—Foyle's War: Series V (the final  ...

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)  ...

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  ...

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  ...