Popping Bottles and Memorizing Flashcards

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Uncorked captures the stress, skill and excitement that goes into preparing for a test only about 8 percent of folks pass. The new series follows six sommeliers preparing for the 2015 Master exam, which means lots of flashcards, small competitions and endless bottles of vino.  

Nathan Fielder Keeps on Trollin’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
As a big fan of Nathan For You I was concerned that the show’s satirical shtick would wear off fast. But three seasons in, nothing seems to be stopping the show’s mastermind, Nathan Fielder.  

‘Leftovers’ Promises No Miracles, Much Mysticism

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The premiere season of The Leftovers (9 p.m. Sundays, HBO) focused on the fallout from the “Great Departure” of 140 million people who mysteriously vanished one day in 2011.  

Hypothetical Endings for the 'Mad Men' Series Finale

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story itself.  

The Struggle Is Real

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing growing pains.  

Survival of the Averagest

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In most apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller is none of these things.  

Stranger Than Fiction, Funnier Than Reality

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Comedians playing fictional versions of themselves on scripted television is nothing new — just ask Lucille Ball or Jerry Seinfeld — but it’s certainly a hot trend right now.  

The Clone Zone

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The phrase “best TV show you’re not watching” is overused, but Orphan Black is one of the few shows that’s definitely deserving of the title.  

'Game of Thrones' Progresses into Uncharted Territory

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
As many know, Game of Thrones (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is based on author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But what happens when the show’s progression surpasses that of the source material?  

End of an Era

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Like a film femme fatale from that era, Mad Men lured audiences in with the idealistic beauty of men and women who dressed up every day to go out into a picturesque world that seemed so different from ours — something perfectly embodied by the impossibly handsome and charming Don Draper and the advertising industry in general.