Reviews

Once Upon a Time

ABC, Sundays, 8/7 Central,

Oct 23, 2011

If you like your shows totally on the nose, unsubtle, and unworthy of the source material, then Once Upon a Time is the show for you. More

Mr. Sunshine

(ABC, Wednesdays 9:30/8:30 Central),

Feb 09, 2011

It's undeniable: Matthew Perry is charming and fun to watch. Give him the right material and supporting cast, and you potentially have gold on your hands. Mr. Sunshine casts Perry as Ben Donovan, a sports arena manager (of The Sunshine Center) whose 40th birthday coincides with the arrival of the circus, the probable end of a relationship, and the appearance of his boss' strange, awkward, earnest son Roman. More

Sep 27, 2010

When we first meet the Powells, their familial foundation is crumbling. After 16 years of marriage, Jim and Stephanie’s relationship is on the rocks. That changes with an impulsive trip to Brazil, and a plane crash into a phosphorescent Amazon River. More

Sep 22, 2010

Super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer is at the helm of this non-procedural courtroom drama. The Whole Truth’s hook is showing both the prosecution’s and the defense’s side of the story. More

Nov 03, 2009

V was a beloved '80s miniseries and series about an alien race that comes to Earth preaching peace but hiding darker motives (and lizard-like bodies under their fake human skin). ABC's remake is faithful in premise and slicker in presentation. More

Oct 01, 2009

They don't make 'em like they used to, and when they do they get cancelled. Case in point: Life on Mars. The show never had a chance, in part because for much of the season ABC scheduled the series in the hour following Lost—a slot that in five years has meant guaranteed cancellation in nearly every instance. More

Sep 29, 2009

The Middle is a new ABC sitcom featuring Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Frankie Heck, a middle-aged mother of three trying to maintain her sanity among parenting responsibilities and a dead-end job in the middle of nowhere, Indiana. More

Sep 24, 2009

There's more than a fine line between Lost and Heroes, there's a friggin' gulf. But despite its many faults, Heroes is the only sci-fi show in five years that's managed to replicate any level of Lost's success. And so, in an attempt to maintain the viewership they'll lose once Lost ends next spring, ABC has once again churned out another sci-fi serial, this time revolving around the mystery behind the entire world's population blacking out for just over two minutes and flashing forward to six months in the future. More