CityBeat - Television http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-235-1-television.html <![CDATA['Silicon Valley' Delivers Smart Nerd Humor - ]]> Move over, Sheldon. The Big Bang Theory may have helped popularize or mainstream “nerd culture,” but Silicon Valley keeps it real with sharp wit, spot-on tech references and just a touch of social awkwardness — the makings of any true geek.]]> <![CDATA[Breaking 'Mad' - ]]> It’s the beginning of the end for Don Draper, the ’60s and another quality AMC drama as Mad Men (Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday) embarks on the first half of its final chapter. ]]> <![CDATA[Geeking Out over 'Game of Thrones' - ]]> When it comes to a series that transports viewers to another world and forces us to connect with countless characters, only to have them hurled into a different direction (cue the “Red Wedding” reaction reel), Game of Thrones (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is king.]]> <![CDATA[The Ted Mosby Saga Concludes with a Mother of a Finale - ]]> In 2030, a man sits his children down to tell them the story of how their parents got together. Nine seasons later, audiences are still eavesdropping on the Longest Story Every Told, How I Met Your Mother (Series Finale, 8 p.m. Monday, CBS).]]> <![CDATA[Spring TV Preview - ]]> Spring is coming — despite what the weather would have us believe — with a fresh crop of new series and returning favorites.]]> <![CDATA[Indulging in Vices for a Different Kind of News - ]]> Over the course of the second season of Vice we’ll delve into Evangelical support for Israel in the American Bible Belt, climate change in Greenland, bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns and other international stories of politics and culture from a wide range of correspondents.]]> <![CDATA['True Detective' Closes with Another Stunning Performance by Matthew McConaughey - ]]> Matthew McConaughey’s star power has exploded over the past couple years, capped off with Sunday’s Academy Award win for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club.]]> <![CDATA[Bryan Fuller's Beautiful Dark, Twisted Fantasy - ]]> The dark and decadent dinner party that is Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal (Season Premiere 10 p.m. Friday, NBC) returns this week, continuing its grotesquely beautiful take on the story of Dr. Lecter, his companions and victims.]]> <![CDATA[The 'Broad' Couple - ]]> Upright Citizens Brigade alumnae Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer started Broad City as a lauded Web series from 2009-2011. Both formats — TV and Web — follow two young women navigating adult responsibilities and life in general in New York City.]]> <![CDATA[Talk Show Changes Spark Renewed Excitement for Late Night - ]]> A new era in NBC late night begins this week as Jay Leno passes The Tonight Show on to a new host, Jimmy Fallon. Fallon previously hosted Late Night beginning in March 2009 through last Friday’s final show.]]> <![CDATA[Syfy Impresses with New Original, 'Helix' - ]]> Syfy isn’t exactly known for its high-quality, critically celebrated programming...But its new series Helix (10 p.m. Fridays) — from Battlestar creator Ron Moore — is seriously good.]]> <![CDATA[Super Bowl Fun for the Football Illiterate - ]]> The Super Bowl has evolved from a football championship game to an annual popular culture event. Even people who aren’t sports fans host Super Bowl parties and watch for the big-budget halftime performances (this year it’s Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers) and some of the most entertaining commercials of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Let's Hear It for the Girls - ]]> Could this third season of Girls (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO) be the strongest yet? We’re only two weeks and three episodes in, but it’s obvious the show is evolving — along with the Girls themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Benedict Cumberbatch Returns as Mad-Genius Detective - ]]>

Spoiler Alert: Sherlock Holmes is alive. OK, obviously BBC’s original series Sherlock (10 p.m. Sundays, PBS) would not have continued onto a third season if its namesake character was really dead.

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<![CDATA['True Detective' Turns Popular Cop Drama Genre on Its Head - ]]>

HBO kicks off its 2014 programming this week with a new murder mystery anthology, True Detective (9 p.m. Sundays). The show follows Louisiana detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) over the course of 17 years, with the story jumping across three time periods.

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<![CDATA[Winter 2014 TV Preview - ]]> New year, new shows! After holiday hiatus, primetime programs continue, new series begin and established shows return with new seasons. Here’s a look at what’s to come, plus additional premieres in this week’s listings.]]> <![CDATA[Top TV Trends of 2013 - ]]> Trends — whether in fashion, music or on television — are only slightly noticeable as they emerge, but become abundantly obvious in hindsight. From fleeting fads to more memorable moments,]]> <![CDATA[Holiday TV Offerings - ]]> The countdown to Christmas is on! Whether you’re braving the mall for last-minute shopping, whipping up some cookies for Santa or Grinching it up in the confines of your apartment, the holidays are in full swing. Get in the spirit with some festive shows and specials this week.]]> <![CDATA[Better Late Than Never: 'Modern Family' - ]]> One of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on television right now is Modern Family (9 p.m. Wednesdays, ABC).
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<![CDATA[New Esquire Network Offers Fresh Series and Syndicated Favorites - ]]> In its 1933 inception, Esquire Magazine’s mission was to “become the common denominator of masculine interests — to be all things to all men.” The meaning behind this and the magazine itself have evolved over the years, effectively incorporating a television component, Esquire Network (formerly Style Network).]]>