Tuesday, September 19, 2017

True Detective

Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015

The second season of "True Detective" kicked off last week, and it got right down to business: The bizarre murder of a city boss in the wicked wasteland of Vinci, California, has put responding law officers in a turf war escalated by their shared antipathy....

Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015

"True Detective" could drive you to drink. Its second season (Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO) arrives under cover of such darkness and psychic pain it seems to beg its audience to keep a bottle close by in a display of unity with its hard-drinking protagonists....

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

From the extraordinary Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries "The Honorable Woman" on SundanceTV to Syfy's goofy "Sharknado 2: The Second One," TV delivered in 2014 — streaming, on cable and over the air.

Showtime's "Homeland" roared back from last...

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday's Emmycast. It might have left viewers wondering if they had stumbled on a rerun of last year's show, or the one before that. Or maybe an awards show equivalent of "Groundhog Day."...

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

The first time proved to be the charm for director Colin Bucksey. His initial primetime Emmy nomination made him the winner this evening for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special on the strength of the “Buridan’s Ass” episode of ...

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.

But the audience for Monday's ceremony (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) may suffer momentary confusion when, say, the Netflix women's prison saga "...

Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The recently announced field of primetime Emmy nominations finds two outlets with both Outstanding Drama and Comedy series nominees—predictably, one is HBO which has Silicon Valley and Veep up for the top comedy honor, and Game of Thrones and True Detective on...

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

A number of things set "True Detective" apart.

For starters, this new HBO drama series (which premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. EST) stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, a pair of actors known not for TV but for features (Harrelson's "Cheers" run ended 21 years ago). And they tackle,...