The Evolution of TV Criticism

Much of early television was, to quote Edward R. Murrow’s exhausted call for substance in TV journalism, little more than lights and wires in a box. And TV criticism was a similarly disreputable arm of print journalism, the job you took if no other discipline would tolerate you.  It consisted largely of rote descriptions of what […]

Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA)

THIS SHOW HAS GONE RUSH.  A limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis at the theater venue. Rush lines form one hour before showtime at IFC Center. BBC AMERICA’s clone conspiracy thriller stars Emmy® award winner Tatiana Maslany as multiple genetically identical women. But […]

Rami Malek in Mr. Robot (USA Network)

It’s tricky enough to be the lead actor on a TV drama, more so when you’re in almost every scene, and trickier still when your character narrates the show. USA Network’s Golden Globe® award winner Mr. Robot tasks its star, Rami Malek, with all these responsibilities, then adds more: It’s one of the most relentlessly […]