Category Archives: Television

Love on the run: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ is a darkly comic love story

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Being a teenager can be a dark time. Even under ideal conditions, it’s a period of extreme highs and lows as you transition into adulthood and…

‘LA to Vegas’ is a bumpy ride

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent I don’t like Las Vegas. It’s a soulless grownup theme park for people with bad habits and worse taste. It’s a non-experience; a mass-marketed, contrived, skin-deep…

Technical difficulties: ‘Black Mirror’ season four struggles to live up to past greatness

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent It was inevitable that the novelty of “Black Mirror” would eventually wear off. When Charlie Brooker’s tech-paranoia anthology series first premiered on the BBC in 2011,…

Space case: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ gets off the ground in season 5

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” premiered on ABC in 2013, it showed promise. It looked as if it could be the connective tissue of the Marvel Cinematic…

Coming up next… 2018 TV preview

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent 2018 has arrived, so let’s check out some of the new and returning series we’ll be talking about in the year to come. A-list talent continues…

Drama club: The best TV drama of 2017

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent The year-end wrap up continues this week with my picks for the best TV dramas of 2017. Once again this year, no broadcast-networks made my list….

Last laughs: TV’s best comedies of 2017

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent It’s time once again to look back on the year in television. This week: the best comedies of 2017. The trend toward drama-tinged, prestige sitcoms doesn’t…

The kids are alright: Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ is a worthy adaptation

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Comic book adaptations are a tricky thing. Despite their current ubiquity, there is no proven formula for bringing a beloved property to life on the big…

Doing the work: ‘Lady Dynamite’ delivers a strong second season

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent A couple weeks back I wrote about how Tig Notaro has elevated the confessional style of standup comedy by delivering something more honest and selfless than…

Sound and fury: ‘Justice League’ is an unremarkable superhero film

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Remember Hydrox cookies? Just like Oreos, but not quite. They have the key components — chocolate wafer, creme filling — but when you eat one you…