Vikings (Season Three)

History, Thursdays 10/9 Central

Feb 19, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

Season Three of History Channel's consistently and ferociously entertaining hit series, Vikings, finds Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his band of raiders back in Wessex, England, where they enter into an untested alliance with King Ecbert (Linus Roache) and Princess Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey). More

The Slap

NBC, Thursdays 8/7 Central

Feb 12, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

This eight-part miniseries is a remake of the 2011 Australian original, based on the book of the same name. The all-star ensemble cast gathers at Hector's (Peter Sarsgaard) home for his 40th birthday. More

Feb 12, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

For a show where character deaths drive much of the plot, The Walking Dead doesn't linger long on the actual dying process. Some characters get to say goodbyes (Lori, Andrea), some drift away in peace (Bob) but most don't get to say anything at all (Beth, Hershel, Dale, Merle). You'd have to go all the way back to when Jim (remember him?) was bitten in season one to find an episode that focused as much on the anguish of someone who knows he's slipping into the clutches of the zombie fever. With "What Happened and What's Going On," The Walking Dead have delivered their most poetic examination of death yet, updating the show's thesis in the process. More

Better Call Saul

AMC, Sundays 10/9 Central

Feb 06, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

Breaking Bad is one of the best shows to have graced television in a long time, and Vince Gilligan's exploration of the Walter White universe now continues (from co-creator Peter Gould) in Better Call Saul. Bob Odenkirk returns as Saul Goodman, the fast-talking, loose morals, legally shady lawyer in the spin-off. More

12 Monkeys

SyFy, Fridays 9/8 Central

Jan 18, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

12 Monkeysbased on the film of the same name, is a puzzling time travel mystery thriller. At least, it was under the creative genius of filmmaker Terry Gilliam, inspired by a short film La Jetée by French artist Chris Marker. Somehow, Syfy managed to update a 20-year-old film and actually not bring any improvements to the style or story. More

Jan 15, 2015 TV

Man In the High Castle is already buzzing as the only new Amazon pilot worth checking out. It is based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, the hippie mystic of 20th century science fiction, whose adapted works include Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, and Minority Report. Man In the High Castle is his alternate history exploration of a Nazi-conquered America divided and controlled by Germany in the East and Japan in the West. The story follows a resistance movement in the '60s, and takes a few liberties with characters from the novel, though their primary arcs remain intact. More

Man Seeking Woman

FXX, Wednesdays 10:30/9:30 Central

Jan 14, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

Dating tragedies are hardly new fare for television audiences, but as times change and the culture evolves (or devolves, depending on your perspective) a timeless tale of heartbreak will always find new ways to stay relevant.  More

Dec 23, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

At one point, Alan Ball's True Blood was worth taking seriously. But that was back in season one, when its ambitions were to be an earnest supernatural horror soap-slash-commentary on queer rights. More

The Wonder Years: Complete Series DVD

Starvista Entertainment/Time Life

Dec 17, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

From the stellar soundtrack to its ability to accurately (and hilariously) capture the innocence of childhood, The Wonder Years set a precedent for substantive television in the late '80s. More