The X-Files: “Home Again”

FOX, Mondays 8/7 Central

Feb 09, 2016 TV Web Exclusive

Last week's episode of The X-Files certainly set the high bar for this series. It was fun, weird, and told us an awful lot about where these characters are twenty-plus years into their evolution. I don't think anyone was expecting this week's episode to top "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster," so it is understandable that "Home Again" is a bit uneven at times. More

Madoff

ABC, Wednesday February 3 and Thursday February 4, 8/7 Central

Feb 03, 2016 TV Web Exclusive

Bernard Madoff became a universally hated, spat-upon face of greed and deception when news broke in 2008 that the investment advisor and former NASDAQ chairman had stolen nearly $65 billion from clients via an elaborate and decades-hidden Ponzi scheme.  More

Feb 02, 2016 TV Web Exclusive

That sound you heard last night-no, not the confused cheers of Bernie Sanders supporters at the Iowa caucus, the other sound, the geekier one-was the collective sigh of X-Files fans after watching the third episode of the revived miniseries. More

Lucifer

FOX, Mondays 9/8 Central

Jan 25, 2016 TV Web Exclusive

A crooked smile, an intonation of seduction, and "bad boy" written into every action he makes, Tom Ellis's embodiment of Lucifer is like an obvious, but no less appealing application of "His" adverbial form. Everything Lucifer does is done with a wink and a bit of camp, but italicized with the words "devilishly," possibly justifying a thinness of character. More

The X-Files

FOX, Premieres Sunday, January 24 at 10 Eastern/7 Pacific, Then Airs Mondays 8/7 Central

Jan 22, 2016 TV Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

The new mantra of the decade is that everyone gets a second chance. Mr. Show, Twin Peaks, and even Full House are returning after years off the air, so naturally FOX finally gave Chris Carter the green light to bring back his hit sci-fi series about a rogue FBI agent obsessed with paranormal activity (David Duchovny as Fox Mulder) and his partner, the skeptic and stoic professional (Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully).  More

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

CW, Thursdays at 8/7 Central

Jan 22, 2016 TV Web Exclusive

Marvel's The Avengers have dominated cineplexes and the box office for a number of years now, but my friends, the Justice League is closing in. The powerhouse DC Comics superhero team took one step closer to the big screen this week in DC's Legends of Tomorrow, a new series. And it was awesome. More

Dec 17, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

Netflix's 10-part true crime series, spanning three-times as many years, is an immediately engrossing, roller coaster of a documentary from the writer-director team, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi. Making a Murderer instantly lands among the upper echelon of investigative crime reportingjoining the likes of the Serial podcast, Dear Zachary, and Paradise Lostas it chronicles the unbelievable and often infuriating saga of Wisconsin convict, Steven Avery.

The Expanse

SYFY, Mondays 10/9 Central

Dec 11, 2015 TV Issue #55 - November/December 2015 - EL VY

The Expanse is the long-awaited television adaptation of James S.A. Corey's space opera series of the same name. Corey's books, beginning with Leviathan Wakes (whose storyline comprises the bulk of season one), are something of a crossover phenomenon.  More

Dec 06, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

After becoming one of the premier comic actors of the 1980 and 1990s, Bill Murray reinvented himself in the late '90s as a great dramatic actor in films such as 1998's Rushmore, 2003's Lost in Translation, and 2005's Broken Flowers. He's also known as someone with the "common touch" since, for example, he appeared all over restaurants and bars in Philadelphia for several days when he was in town for his son's wedding back in September.  More