Saiya Floyd

With the aptly titled ‘Antipasto’, Hannibal shows that it continues to be one of the most daring, unique shows on TV. While most shows open their seasons with a bang, this year, Hannibal took its sweet time, focusing on character exploration. More interestingly, it focused on only two of its main characters. When you consider […]

  Kelly Bedard

The totally goofy, very sitcom-y NBC spring sitcom Undateable is not the sort of show you really want to go to bat for when begging the networks not to cancel your favourite things (this year that’s The Mindy Project and About a Boy, both regular purveyors of honest to goodness human emotion) it is, nonetheless, […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount and Elevation Pictures. The Imitation Game (Elevation Pictures, March 31) The re-watch value on this Oscar-winning WWII thriller is high thanks to superb performances from the entire cast (led by Benedict Cumberbatch with a ton of key supporting turns, including Keira Knightley and […]

  Zach Adler

Editor’s Note: For six years running, contributing author Zach Adler has spent the month of April putting out a poem a day. By turns earnest and wry, these poems are based on prompts (and often forms) chosen at random using a deck of cards. The prompts range from “The Grandfather Paradox” to “Emotional Adultery” to […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The ten-person main cast of NBC’s most addictive drama Chicago Fire is, pound for pound, the most consistently likeable ensemble on network TV. Their stories may be melodramatic but their characters ring true, grounded in strong relationships […]

  Kelly Bedard

This winter marks the end of a lot of eras. As we reluctantly say goodbye to Parks & Recreation, NBC is doing away with their legendary Thursday night comedy block, the sacred timeslots that one gave us Friends and Frasier, Will & Grace, Cheers, The Office, Scrubs, Mad About You, 30 Rock and many more. I’m […]

  Kelly Bedard

This was a great year of TV. It was a massively terrible year for network TV with few new hits and tons of stupid cancellations (6 shows on this list have already been cancelled or are in their final season) but it was still a great year of TV because, while the executives were making […]

  Saiya Floyd

Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX) After binge-watching this comedy series over the summer, I eagerly awaited the second season. It did not disappoint. The characters are zany without being obnoxious. The strong ensemble cast was only enhanced by some brilliant guest stars (including Kyra Sedgwick, perfectly cast as Captain Holt’s nemesis). There wasn’t an episode so […]

  Kevin Dillon

1-Fargo (F/X) I was hesitant to start this show, and after the first episode was a mirror image of the events from the film, I stopped watching. After hearing some buzz to the contrary, I pushed forward as the show had come to an end, and boy was I glad. Fargo was a fantastic twist […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This Thanksgiving, I decided to watch all 9 Thanksgiving episodes of Friends in order to finally determine: “Why does Ross, the largest of the Friends, not simply eat the others [for Thanksgiving]?”* Here are the lessons I learned: – The first instalment, The One Where Underdog Gets Away, features one of those “early sitcom family […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s nearly impossible to watch Chicago Fire or Chicago PD without also following the other. The two NBC action-dramas from super-producer Dick Wolf are linked so closely that to use the usual expression that they “exist in the same universe” is like saying that spaghetti and meatballs are both foods. PD began a season and […]

  Saiya Floyd

NBC has joined the comic book adaptation race on TV with its new show Constantine. Let me preface this review by saying I have not read the Constantine comics or seen the movie, so I didn’t incorporate any external knowledge about the source material into my viewing experience. Unlike the other comic book offerings that […]

  Tim Collins

Supporting casts can make or break a series. Some of the best sitcoms out there don’t really have “main characters” because the entire cast could be considered the leads (Friends, HIMYM, Happy Endings). One of my biggest gripes about this new fall season is that sitcoms aren’t really about the ensemble anymore. Suddenly we have […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

It may not have a great title, or even a great premise, but Bad Judge is off to a good start. The new sitcom follows Judge Rebecca Wright, played by Kate Walsh, as she balances work and binge drinking. It sounds ridiculous, thinking that a well-respected judge could also live a lifestyle similar to those […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

While we’re all still groaning over what happened to the Mother, her portrayer, Cristin Milotti, has moved on to find love with the guy across the building from her. While Zelda is a completely different character than Tracey, this rom-com once again introduces a mystery. The show is narrated by Katey Sagal, who tells us […]

  Kevin Dillon

A woman who is a mother and a cop? Shocking! The Mysteries of Laura would make you think that being a working mother is brilliant new trick, or premise for a television series. This show makes working mothers who are balancing family and career look appalling, and I am a single gay man. There were […]

  Robin Lempel

Welcome to Sweden finished its first season on NBC with three episodes this past week titled “Breakups,” “Separate Lives,” and “Home,” and, of course, everything worked out in the end. But it was fun getting there. I really liked the last three episodes, which all had to do with each other. And of course Amy […]

  Robin Lempel

Welcome to Sweden had two episodes this week, and they were by far the best episodes so far this season. There were parts that were absolutely hysterical. I loved seeing Bruce’s parents clashing with Emma’s family. They were both a riot, the whole ABBA thing with hilarious, and I’m pretty much obsessed with both Amy […]

  Robin Lempel

Bruce is still struggling to fit in this week on Welcome to Sweden and it’s affecting Emma’s relationships. Her friends don’t want to invite her to parties anymore and her mom says that Bruce isn’t even trying. Bruce tries to fix it by calling her friend on the phone to get an invite to the […]

  Robin Lempel

This week’s episode of Welcome to Sweden focused on Bruce trying to get a job. He also struggled with the fact that he has a plain face during this episode, which was a funny bit. His job options were pretty limited though. He decided he absolutely did not want to be an accountant anymore. That’s […]

  Robin Lempel

Welcome to Sweden is just getting better and better. It’s really hitting its stride, and I think that this episode was the best. Bruce was still figuring out his new Swedish life. He was hell bent on trying to get to know new people and his neighbors, but Emma told him that that’s weird in […]

  Robin Lempel

I liked the second episode of Welcome to Sweden a lot more than the first episode, and I have a feeling it’s only going to get better as the season continues. The cameos have been great so far and I hope that they continue. I love with things get awkward on TV shows and this […]

  Robin Lempel

Welcome to Sweden, Greg Poehler’s new show based on his actual experiences following his girlfriend to Sweden, is more cute than the laugh-out-loud comedy I was expecting. That said, it is really endearing and seems really sweet. It came to America and Canada after what I assume to be a successful run in Sweden. Poehler’s […]

  Saiya Floyd

Despite a compelling performance by its leading actors, NBC’s new pirate drama Crossbones never quite manages to take off. On the surface, it seems like a show I should really like. It’s a period drama. It’s about pirates. It has John Malkovich.  And yet, despite having all the right ingredients, Crossbones falls flat. John Malkovich stars as […]

  Saiya Floyd

The dramatic conclusion to Hannibal‘s second season this past weekend left a big gaping question: what happens next? (Spoilers ahead). Although a cult favorite, Hannibal has a small audience, and was only just renewed a few weeks ago. The season finale felt like it could also have doubled as a series finale. Perhaps after Pushing Daisies’ […]

  Saiya Floyd

Hannibal‘s second season is starting to wind down. And by wind down, I mean in a strictly quantitative sense, because there is only one episode left. (Don’t worry; NBC announced the show would be getting a third season). The episodes themselves are intense, gritty and full of surprises. (spoilers) Part of the show’s charm is […]