Modern Toss

IFC, Tuesdays, 11/10 Central

May 09, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

The producers of Modern Toss, the odd, ineffective little cartoon/live action hybrid being deposited on IFC viewers, seem to have confused the fact that shows like South Park are both rude and funny with the idea that rude is funny. But irreverence, or simple profanity, is no substitute for actual content. Promoters will try to argue that the show is too edgy for some, but in fact it’s too simple for most. These are half-clever sketches, done in an admittedly creative style, that amount to very little. More

Sit Down, Shut Up

Fox, Sundays, 8:30/7:30 Central

Apr 25, 2009 TV

Fox seems to be attempting to lick Arrested Development fans’ old wounds with the underwhelming Sit Down, Shut Up. The live-action/animation comedy, reshuffled from a hit live-action Australian sitcom, is untidily sandwiched between The Simpsons and Family Guy. More

Feb 01, 2009 TV Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

Jill Scott is the central figure in this series, and its pilot was the last thing to be directed by the late Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain). More

Dollhouse

Fox

Feb 01, 2009 TV Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, returns with Eliza Dushku, an alum of both shows, for Dollhouse. More

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

A definite improvement over its first season, Torchwood season two features more ambitious and emotionally involving stories. The Doctor Who spin off centers around a secret team of government agents who investigate the strange encounters that happen in Cardiff, Wales, which has a rift in space and time running through it. More

Reaper: Season One

Lionsgate

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

The CW wisely took a chance on this darkly comedic series about a young man cursed to do the devil’s bidding due to his parents selling his soul. More

Lie to Me

Fox

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Fox’s success with Bones has propelled them to another turning of a real-life scientist into a television scientist with Lie to Me. Tim Roth (The Incredible Hulk) stars in this drama about reading clues in facial, body, and vocal expressions to determine what is beneath the surface. More

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Dictators are often depicted in far-reaching reductions that border on caricature. HBO and BBC’s ambitious four-part dramatization of Saddam Hussein’s life skirts artificial characterizations. More

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

If you’ve ever wanted to relive those delicious evenings in your bedroom, adding safety pins to your wardrobe, rimming your eyes with kohl, and singing along to “How Soon Is Now,” you might be tempted to download Goth Cruise from IFC. More