Category Archives: Television

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Devil’s advocate: ‘Lucifer’ delivers wicked fun

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Once upon a time, the Devil solving murders would have been the craziest television pitch ever. That was before our screens were graced by vampire-hunting cheerleaders,…

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Strange love: The surreal comedy of ‘Man Seeking Woman’

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent “Man Seeking Woman” is a testament to FX’s (and FXX’s) willingness to take a chance on quirky oddball shows with limited audiences. Since the cable network…

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Amahzing!: ‘Happy Endings’ (finally) comes to Hulu

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent One of the many benefits of streaming television is getting an opportunity to discover shows that you might have missed during their original runs. Even before…

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Waiting for the payoff: Season one of Showtime’s “Billions” shows potential, but time will tell

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent “Billions” seems like it’s trying to make some sort of a point, but I really can’t tell what just yet. Showtime’s newest series stars Damian Lewis…

Crime time: ‘Making a Murderer’ is your new true crime fix

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent In 2015, true crime stories dominated the popular imagination. It’s not a new genre, to be sure — “In Cold Blood” was published in 1966 —…

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Captive audience: ‘Serial’ returns for another season of long-form storytelling

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent This week, I’m taking a break from my regular TV beat to talk about season two of the podcast “Serial,” which premiered late last month. In…

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Expanse: a good, pure sci fi story

Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent “The Expanse” is both the hardest and most grown-up science fiction series I have ever seen, and it’s about time. The new Syfy channel series adapts novels…

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Drama club: The best (and worst) genre TV of 2015

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent This week we’ve arrived at the final installment of my three-part roundup of the best and worst television of 2015. I will try to keep spoilers…

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Mistletoe & melancholy: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ is a low-key holiday special

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent I’m not a sentimental guy, but I’ll admit I have a tiny soft spot for Christmas. But it’s not the hustle and bustle of the season…

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Hero hour: The best (and worst) genre TV of 2015

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent This week is part two of my three-part roundup of the best and worst television of 2015. For your sanity (and mine), I’ve split things up…