The series feels as if it's half-heartedly leeching off of the style and themes of The Walking Dead.
Show Me a Hero is torn between Paul Haggis's love of melodrama and David Simon's fascination with the social governance.
It ultimately feels like a nostalgia trip, less for the era in which it's set than for the original film that spawned it.
In its third season, Masters of Sex continues to exude a feeling of undue self-satisfaction.
BoJack Horseman exudes a tough-love sense of humanity that recalls the later comedy of George Carlin.
The entire world of Ray Donovan feels typified by nothing more than pent-up machismo.
Rectify's portrait of men and women stuck between their tumultuous inner lives and the public personas is impossible to shake.
The Brink will likely appeal to college and high school kids who just got their first taste of Chomsky and Zinn.
There's an engaging trashiness to season two of True Detective, but the overall production feels overbearingly self-serious.
Season three of Orange Is the New Black breaks the cycle the previous two established of creating an obvious antagonist.
Ballers is a behind-the-scenes NFL dramedy that's built from the spare narrative parts of Jerry Maguire and Entourage.
More incisively and ambitiously written than the last season, and sporting the most radically expressive imagery currently on television.
Sense8 suggests a night spent watching as the show's creators channel-surf back and forth through eight mediocre genre films.
It makes a classic mistake of trying to summarize an entire decade in America, with all its social tribulations and ideological transitions.
Nightingale is first an intellectualized puzzle, and a portrait of a man losing his mind a very distant second.
Bessie is remarkably poignant, even if that resonance is somewhat disreputable.
The first couple of episodes of season three of Maron are slight to the point of near nonexistence.
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