Oct 20, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Pee-wee’s Playhouse was a show for kids, by (overgrown) kids. More

Marry Me

NBC, Tuesdays 9/8 Central

Oct 14, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Of the new sitcoms hitting the small screen this season, Marry Me is by far one of the stronger. It doesn't stretch itself too thin working for laughs, but rather earns them genuinely. More

Oct 13, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Lately I've been celebrating the fact that Doctor Who has been successfully pushing itself forward by pulling the science fiction stuff back a bit to reveal a captivating character drama, but this week's episode succeeds by delivering one of the most quintessential Doctor Who episodes this season.  More

The Affair

Showtime, Sundays 10 p.m.

Oct 10, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Noah (Dominic West) is an upstanding family man. Father to four children and happily married, he's a teacher and first-time novelist. His wife, Helen (Maura Tierney) comes from money, and their family is about to spend the next three months summering at her parents' Hamptons home.  More

American Horror Story: Freak Show

FX, Wednesdays 10 p.m.

Oct 08, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Jessica Lange is back leading American Horror Story, this time as Elsa Mars, the fame seeking, washed-up Vaudeville actress and ringmaster of Freak Show. Craving the stardom that eluded her as a younger performer, Elsa recruits freaks, "human oddities" that performor at least, put themselves on displayin her traveling act.  More

Oct 07, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Last week Doctor Who showed us how to build a story on emotional tension between three central characters. It worked, and together with another standout episode this season, "Listen," established The Doctor's relationship with Clara as a fully realized, developing drama. "Kill the Moon" moves that story further along with its most impactful scene yet, but unlike "Listen" and "The Caretaker," it was nearly dragged down in an otherwise unstable episode.

The Flash

CW, Tuesdays 8/7 Central

Oct 06, 2014 TV Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The DC Universe is coming together piecemeal on the small screen, and The CW scores a sonic boom of a win with The Flash. More

Mulaney

FOX, Sundays 9:30/8:30 Central

Oct 03, 2014 TV Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

John Mulaney is an incredibly funny comedian and former SNL writer whose stand-up usually involves clever twists on common tropes and a self-aware usage of the standard storytelling formula. More

A to Z

NBC, Thursdays 9:30/8:30 Central

Oct 02, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) are practically destined to meet, and when they do, they will date for eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour. After their courtship, what happens? Will they break up, or will they get married? NBC's new Thursday night comedy, A to Z will tell. More