September 17, 2014 - 9:12pm
If sitcoms and Prohibition-era dramas aren't your thing, you'd do well to tune into these superhero and comic book-themed shows hitting the airwaves this fall.

Whether you're a Marvel aficionado or a DC diehard, this fall's TV season has at least one show for you. But taking a quick look at the lineup — which includes three brand new shows centering around the background legends of The Flash, Batman and John Constantine (yes, that Constantine) — it's quite possible you'll have several programs competing for your favorite. Don't believe it?

September 15, 2014 - 10:49am
The networks might have the sitcoms, but HBO and Showtime have the sex and violence -- for a premium price, of course.

With the first official day of fall just over a week away, the leaves are beginning to change, the air is getting crisp and TV networks are pushing out a new season of content. 

Network television fans will have plenty to look forward to with the return of old favorites, and cable viewers will get their fix of corpse-driven melodrama when AMC’s The Walking Dead returns in October.

September 14, 2014 - 7:40pm
As the fall TV season kicks into high gear, viewers must say a few tearful goodbyes to some fan favorites.

Before embarking into the fall TV season, fans must brace themselves for some hard goodbyes.

On NBC, two shows will be making their final rounds. The family drama Parenthood will enter its sixth and final season on Sept. 25.

The show has constantly struggled with ratings and has faced cancellation more than once, but the network allowed writers to say a proper goodbye to their fans who weathered the ups and downs in 13 episodes.

April 1, 2014 - 1:17pm
After nine seasons and countless stories of friendship and relationships to cherish, the series finale to HIMYM was upsetting to a vocal faction yet legendary to all. Warning: Spoilers Ahead.

The hour-long series finale of CBS’s hit romantic comedy How I Met Your Mother aired Monday night, ending with a twist that many didn’t see coming. It was a curveball met with howls of frustration on Twitter and downright vitriolic critical outrage. But as the episode concluded, it wasn’t the television screen at which I sat staring, mouth agape, dumbfounded. It was my Twitter feed. 

March 12, 2014 - 9:07pm
Review: A reflection on season one, and what we can hope for going forward.

With the first season of HBO’s True Detective wrapped up, and after a bevy of glowing reviews and eight weeks of almost constant gushing, I figure it’s time to take stock. What do I love so much about this unusual show? What drew me into the story, and why did I stick with it despite its difficulties and the disturbing messages about human nature and good vs. evil at its core? In fact, isn’t that the primary question of the show? Life can often be horrifying and onerous. Why do we stick with it? Is there a payoff? Does it matter?

March 2, 2014 - 1:05pm
The first season is nearing an end, but the darkness only seems to be growing deeper and thicker for detectives Rust and Cohle.

If a singular theme has emerged in the first installment of True Detective, it is that no one is perfect. We are all angry, we are all flawed, and we are all fundamentally irrational. Even in doing what we believe is right and good for one person (or ourselves), we often hurt someone else (or ourselves) in the process. There is no savior, no true hero - only true life, with all of its horrors. The sins we commit against one another are made less intolerable only by comparison to the shocking offenses of murderers and pedophiles.

March 1, 2014 - 4:05pm
At the close of yet another season, the popular drama concludes with a quiet sigh and not a traumatic roar.

I am no stranger to nerdery. I’m a band geek, a theater kid, and an unapologetic fan of all things Harry Potter. But my nerdery took to new heights on Friday night, when I headed off to the Fayetteville Free Library in Fayetteville, NY for their annual Downton Abbey finale party and fundraiser.

February 24, 2014 - 3:58pm
In the second to last episode of the season, many characters are standing on the precipice of personal growth and change. The question is: will they jump in?

In the penultimate episode of Downton Abbey’s fourth season, it seems like everyone is at a crossroads. I guess that’s what happens when you’re setting up for a season finale though, right?

For several characters, the choice that lies ahead will involve a serious step across that proverbial line the Downton crew has been toeing for years: the line that separates their cherished past from the uncertain future.

February 24, 2014 - 3:34pm
As the detectives attempt to wrap up the Dora Lange investigation, the truth of the actual events begins to unravel.

For a show that I have admired for its ability to open up and explore small spaces and time periods, True Detective this week took us through almost a decade of developments.

Up to this point, we have remained in the interview room. We have relived the investigation of Dora Lange’s murder through a series of recollections and learned about our two protagonists through their interactions with each other in flashbacks and their present-day monologues.

February 23, 2014 - 11:09pm
SNL-alum takes the reigns of late night icon and provides ample laughs, charm and goofiness.

In an effort to remain transparent, I want to first disclose that I’m a big Fallon fan; a FalPal. Jimmy graces all of my electronic screens; his old “Late Night” logo is stitched into my black, winter ski hat I bought from the NBC Universal store; and there’s a 20x30 black and white print of him hanging over my bed.