The most annoying character on The Walking Dead isn’t a zombie. It’s Rick Grimes. The man at the center of the hit show and best-selling comic book series is constantly undermining the women around him.
Sex and sexuality can be deadly. This message is one of the main undercurrents of The Americans, the fast-paced, highly intellectual drama featuring Soviet spies posing as a boring married couple in the Washington, D.C. area during the Reagan Administration.
Television has changed a lot since 2005. For one, social media and online streaming have changed the way TV is made and consumed, allowing underrated shows to sometimes find a cult following online. That’s the case of The Comeback, the satirical HBO comedy starring Lisa Kudrow that was revived from the dead last fall nine years after it was axed.
I have been absolutely bereft without Scandal. I have been so bereft that I have taken to drinking red wine on Thursdays in tribute to the one show I actually record on my DVR and make sure that I’m perched on the couch to watch live.
Detective drama The Killing is part of a new wave of "grimdark" TV shows.
In 2006, something bloody came to Showtime. Dexterexploded into the popular consciousness with a splat, giving us a lovable serial killer—the old trope of the antihero taken to an extreme—as the main protagonist of a strangely beautiful series that showed his violence in stark, nearly cinematic composition.