Blunt Talk

Starz, Saturdays, 9 PM

Aug 21, 2015 TV Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Years ago, Seth MacFarlane discovered the not-so-subtle comedic beauty of getting Sir Patrick Stewart to say hilariously vulgar things. Now in his latest TV venture, it seems he's created a vehicle designed for exactly that. More

Documentary Now!

IFC, Thurdays, 10 PM

Aug 20, 2015 TV Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Not only are the fake documentaries of Documentary Now! hilarious, but doc fans are sure to embrace (while laughing) these studiously crafted pieces from creators Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Myers for their loving attention to detail.  More

Jul 29, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

Big time content producers like Netflix are currently in the business of reviving cult classics—in the loosest sense of the word, as the foreboding Fuller House looms on the horizon—but even die-hard fans of David Wain's 2001 movie comedy Wet Hot American Summer were probably as confused as the masses by the announcement of a prequel series.  More


MTV, Tuesdays 10/9 Central

Jun 30, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

The mask is different, as is the cast of characters in MTV's small screen adaptation of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's glorious slasher-film franchise, but the heart is the same. Set in the modern age of texting, cyber-bullying, and viral videos, More

True Detective (Season 2)

HBO, Sundays 9 PM

Jun 20, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

Even before a single frame rolls, you want (and half-expect to hear) The Handsome Family's "Far From Any Road." More

Deutschland 83

Sundance, Wednesdays 11/10 Central

Jun 18, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

With FX's The Americans off the air until next winter, viewers could do a lot worse than to tune into Deutschland 83, a German-language spy thriller cut from the same cloth as The Americans. More

Jun 11, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

For the third year in a row, Netflix's original series Orange Is the New Black debuts on the streaming service in the middle of summer, establishing itself as the go-to distraction from warms days and beach parties. More



Jun 05, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

If Cloud AtlasLost, and The Wire shared a pot cookie then indulged in a threesome, the resulting offspring would most closely resemble Sense8. The brainchild of J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and The Wachowskis (The Matrix), Sense8 follows the lives of eight people across the world who are mentally linked such that they can share perceptions and, eventually, skill sets. More

Hannibal (Season 3)

NBC, Thursdays 10/9 Central

Jun 04, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

As blood (or is it wine?) cascades at a dream-like speed, I echo the voices of many when I assert that Bryan Fuller's Hannibal is art house on the small screen: as much as Mad Men, more so than True Detective, and certainly on par with that group of television serials that have been deemed "prestige television," but reside on other networks. More