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.
Taraji Henson stars as Cookie, a woman determined to get back on top of the world.
While we absorb the news of the distressingly white Oscar nominations, it’s worth taking a minute to recognize that the small screen is currently an amazing spot for women of color. For African Americans in particular, Shonda Rhimes changed the game with two back-to-back shows, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, that feature complex starring roles for Black women. This month, Fox’s Empire has arrived, with its drama centering on an African American family that owns a successful record label.
If you're not the type to pay close attention to entertainment news, you could be forgiven for thinking that HBO's Girls is the only comedy on TV about what it means to be a woman in your early twenties.
On Tuesday, ABC premiered Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated television seriesAgent Carter. The limited series follows Captain America character Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she uncovers danger and adventure in post-World War II New York City. Peggy is a classy dame who also happens to be a super spy, capable combatant, and snarky shatterer of the glass ceiling.
In The 100, highly competent teen Clarke (Eliza Taylor) carries the weight of her friends' lives.
Typical post-apocalyptic television narratives are not a place for justice. Shows like The Walking Dead, Dominion, and Falling Skies focus on usual masculine-driven stories says that when the world goes to shit, there's no time for negotiation, it's all about shooting first and asking questions later.
As 2014 draws to a close, we will soon be moving into the initial phases of the 2016 presidential election. Will Clinton run? Can she win? That decision will likely be made in parts of the country that I’ve never visited.