The Wizard of Lies

HBO, Saturday, May 20 at 8 PM

May 19, 2017 TV Web Exclusive

The Wizard of Lies opens with a disarmingly candid, calm Bernard Madoff, as he informs his wife and two adult sons that their whole wealth enterprise is a sham.  More

American Gods

Starz, Sundays at 9 PM

Apr 28, 2017 TV Web Exclusive

It's the Old Gods versus New Gods in Starz's latest series. Adapted from Neil Gaiman's 2001 fantasy novel (and also recently introduced in comic book format by Dark Horse Comics), American Gods is a surefire hit-mysterious, bloody, and completely engrossing. More

The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu, Wednesdays

Apr 26, 2017 TV Web Exclusive

When Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid's Tale in the early 1980s, her vision of a potential American dystopia was speculative, perhaps even cautionary. Now, in light of recent political events, it's almost haunting. More


Tuesdays at 9/8 Central

Apr 25, 2017 TV Web Exclusive

The first two scenes of Genius, National Geographic Network's first scripted series that dramatizes the life of Albert Einstein, depict acts of war and love.  More

Great News

NBC, Tuesdays at 9/8 Central

Apr 24, 2017 TV Web Exclusive

This just in: Great News is awful. More

Apr 21, 2017 TV Web Exclusive

There's nothing like an artsy pee montage to signify the golden age of television. Fargo's third season frequently renders the disgusting, the mundane, or the banal into richly cinematic sequences, to gloriously ironic effect.  More

Better Call Saul (Season 3)

AMC, Mondays 10/9 Central

Apr 10, 2017 TV Web Exclusive

The third season of AMC's Better Call Saul is at once cementing its well deserved independence from its legendary predecessor Breaking Bad, while looking to draw ever closer to that show's dramatic pitch.  More

Feb 03, 2017 TV Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Fox's first reboot of 24, 2014's Live Another Day, was a success because it really was that: a reboot, with a shortened season, a relocation to England, and a good blend of old (including Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer) and newactually new, rather than simply renamed and recastcharacters. A tired series was reinvigorated, fans took interest again and lessons were learnt, right? More

Jan 13, 2017 TV Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

What would it be like if a godless megalomaniac somehow managed to ascend to the top of the Catholic Church? HBO has a limited 10-episode series called The Young Pope that explores this premise and studies the man at the center of the ensuing religious storm.  More