Good, Sound, Legitimate Reasons To Keep/Stop Watching The Leftovers

We're halfway through the first season of The Leftovers, and word around town is, some of y'all are pulling for your stop. And that's okay! From the start, The Leftovers has laid it on thick 'n' thorny, and by this point, both its shipjumpers (or, the Departed) and its adherents (or, the Leftovers) have plenty of… » 8/01/14 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

An Investigation Into the Facts Surrounding True Detective Season Two

The rumor mill built over True Detective second season's swift-flowing mystery river has ground out more twists than there even were in that craaaaazy first season (there were not actually that many twists in the first season!). One week this A-list star's pretty much confirmed, the next, nothing is true because… » 7/23/14 12:15pm 7/23/14 12:15pm

CBS's Space Drama Extant Is A Blend Of Sci Fi's Best

Extant knocked me on my ass, and not just because it's got 1000 percent of your recommended daily dose of Spielberg space magic, a robo-moppet, and bang-up effects. On top of that, this show's got such a science fiction pedigree, the old boy must've come up out of the space ivy space league (space ivy is a space… » 7/10/14 9:00am 7/10/14 9:00am

Key and Peele's Jordan Peele Gets Laid In Europe On Drunk History

A fun game when you're watching last night's season two premiere of Funny or Die's Drunk History is to pretend the reenacted accounts of racial struggle and civil rights are clips of prestige biopics from an alternate universe where everyone is perpetually hammered. Also in this universe Lee Daniels directs… » 7/02/14 3:40pm 7/02/14 3:40pm

The Leftovers Could Be the Anti-LOST

Television is still recovering from LOST. Even after the gush of gunk like The Event, mystery-clusterfucks populated by CW second-stringers playing important children and men with briefcases that could change everything, we still eye overly ambitious new series like wary rescue dogs creeping out of our crates. We've… » 6/30/14 4:14pm 6/30/14 4:14pm

The Brilliance of Louie's Reefer Madness

Louis C.K. and I grew up by each other. I lived just across the football field from Newton North High School, where we both went; he lived across the Mass. Turnpike, closer to Nonantum, better known as the Lake. Incidentally, halfway through the walk between my place and his (on your way, say, to get a movie from… » 6/11/14 9:00am 6/11/14 9:00am

Halt and Catch Fire Strips Back The Mystery To Reveal Chiseled Abs

This week in Halt and Catch Fire: Everything is irreparably fucked up, forever! An AMC protagonist gets caught in a lie to his spouse! Mysterious past information is meted out in doses so controlled you'd swear someone ran TV drama sabermetrics to determine them! And everyone's angry at everyone, when they're not… » 6/09/14 2:00pm 6/09/14 2:00pm

AMC's New 80's Show Halt And Catch Fire Has Mad Men, Sad Men, Balls

There's a backroom fuck less than five minutes into the series premiere of Halt and Catch Fire, because goddamn it, this isn't your grandaddy's computer show. This is AMC's computer show, and if AMC wants a sex scene shot from the waist up, you better believe they'll get it in before the credit sequence. So to speak. » 6/02/14 1:10pm 6/02/14 1:10pm