'Homeland' Is Falling Apart Before Our Very Eyes
November 14, 2013
It’s as hard to keep a longform television narrative going as it is to raise a child. Sometimes shorter forms are tempting, with old-hat conventions like climax and closure.
'Masters of Sex' Is The Best New Drama on TV
September 30, 2013
There’s a scene toward the end of the first episode of Showtime’s new drama “Masters of Sex” in which two test subjects embrace on a bed in a hospital laboratory. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson, the real-life sex researchers from St.
How Accurate Was the 'Homeland' Premiere? A Former CIA Agent Weighs In
September 29, 2013
Robert Baer is a former CIA case officer who served everywhere from Iraq to the former Soviet Union.
The Hidden Secrets of TV Posters
July 18, 2013
The TV poster has evolved from marketing tool into artistic enterprise.
The Fixer Fixation
July 01, 2013
Ray Donovan; Olivia Pope; Michael Clayton. Why is pop culture so fixated on the professional fixer?
March 14, 2013
The World According To Dick Cheney, a documentary that airs March 15 on Showtime, includes so fine an acoustical solo performance by its subject that it could be titled Dick Cheney Unplugged.