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  ...

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  ...

Sense and Sensibility

A grand new production of Sense and Sensibility marks Masterpiece Theatre’s best and last of its series, The Complete Jane Austen. Award winning writer Andrew Davies, who also wrote the screenplay for Northanger Abbey (as well as the BBC/A&E versions  ...

The Tudors Season One

The Tudors, an exuberant and engrossing series about young King Henry VIII, begins on Showtime on April 1st at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Strong acting, gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes and the fascinating historical period combine to make the series come  ...

Six Jane Austen tales on PBS Masterpiece Theatre

As a special treat to keep your winter blues at the doorstep, PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre is presenting six of Jane Austen’s enchanting tales of sex and society in early 19th century England. Starting January 13, 2008, Masterpiece Theatre will feature  ...

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  ...

Cranford

Brimming with the finest English actors, directed with great skill, finished with high production values and based on the entertaining and insightful writings of Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford is simply an all-around pleasure to watch. Cranford is a sleepy 1840’s English  ...