October 28, 2010

‘Big Love:’ Its fifth season will be its last

HBO announced today that “Big Love’s” Season 5 premier is set for Jan. 16. That’s great news. They also threw in a little upsetting tidbit: It’ll be the acclaimed show’s final season. “It has been an honor and pleasure to work with series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer on this unique and provocative […]

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October 27, 2010

‘In Treatment’ Week 1 recaps: Paul has his hands full

“In Treatment” returned to HBO this week and it’s already off to a pretty fantastic start. Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) has a new cast of patients and even a new therapist (we think). On Monday nights, Paul meets with Sunil (Irrfan Khan) and Frances (Debra Winger). Sunil is a recent widower from Calcutta who […]

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October 25, 2010

‘Dexter’ Season 5, Episode 5: Rice and Robocop

“Dexter,” Season 5, Episode 5: “First Blood” “Dexter” is kind of my show. I’m in love with that show. I force people to watch it and they end up loving it too. So what I’m about to say is very painful. I know as soon as I say, I’m going to regret it. But I’ve […]

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October 18, 2010

‘Mad Men’ Season 4 finale recap: Don does more dumb stuff

“Man Men,” Season 4, Episode 13: “Tomorrowland” Was Sunday’s “Mad Men” really the season finale? I’m confused, but don’t know why. It ended the way it started: slow and confusing. I love this show. I really do. But it disappoints me and makes me angry almost as much as it drops my jaw in glee […]

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October 11, 2010

‘Mad Men’ Season 4 Episode 12 recap: Don quits tobacco

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 12: “Blowing Smoke” Sunday night’s “Mad Men” was kind of all over the place. But in a good way. Midge resurfaces and reveals herself as a heroine addict. Don (Jon Hamm) gives her some money to buy smack. Sally is secretly meeting with creepy kid. And Betty (January Jones) is […]

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September 27, 2010

‘Mad Men’ Episode 10 review: That was close

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 10: “Hands and Knees” Don Draper’s life almost ended in Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men.” He came this close to being discovered as an impostor by the government. It turns out a possible $4 million account with the North American Aviation requires security clearance for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce employees. […]

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September 26, 2010

‘Dexter’ Season 5 premiere review: RIP Rita

“Dexter,” Season 5, Episode 1: “My Bad” The fifth season premiere of “Dexter” was a necessary followup to last season’s insane finale and a tribute to Rita.  The episode picks up on that same sad night just moments after Dexter (Michael C. Hall) found his loving wife dead in a bathtub full of her own […]

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September 20, 2010

‘Mad Men’ recap: All about ‘The Beautiful Girls’

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 9: “The Beautiful Girls” It’s about time the women over shadow the men on “Mad Men.” From little Sally Draper to ancient Ida Blankenship, Sunday’s “Mad Men” was all about the woman. “The Beautiful Girls” episode adds to what’s shaping up to be the best season of “Mad Men” yet. […]

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September 13, 2010

‘Mad Men’ Season 4 Episode 8 ‘The Summer Man’ recap: Don’s new leaf

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 8, “The Summer Man” Don Draper decided to cool things down. He’s decided to drink less, he’s swimming and he’s journaling. He turned down sex! He even went to his own son’s birthday party. Don’t overdo it Don. Last night’s episode consisted mostly of Don’s journaling through monologue. But we […]

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September 13, 2010

‘True Blood’ season 3 finale review: Loose ends and other disappointments

“True Blood,” Season 3, Episode 12: “Evil is Going On” I don’t know if it’s because the rest of the season was action- and blood-packed, but I thought the “True Blood’s” season finale was the worst episode of the season. And that’s not cool. Season finales are supposed to be the best. They’re supposed to […]

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