These episodes are mini-dramas that could work on any theatrical stage and yet there’s nothing theatrical about the way they’re presented here.
Luckily, stars Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw have more than enough charisma to spare and that’s about 90% of what makes TV tick.
It’s not completely original, but there’s currently nothing on TV even remotely like it.
It was probably inevitable that creator Doug Ellin would shift the focus from the group to the individual.
Mystery Files is all about raising questions that excite that corner of the human imagination attracted to enigma.
As with much of the products being pitched on Mad Men, no one turns out to be exactly as advertised.
Taking Chance wants nothing to do with the controversial politics of the Iraq War.
The writers have acknowledged our new understanding of Patty as an enigma in order to tease us with what seems to be a process of humanization.
Pity the poor vampire.
“Skin and Bones” is justification for the entire Fear Itself series.
If it all sounds like cliché upon cliché, well that’s what it is.
“Family Man” is the third episode of Fear Itself but should have been the first.
There’s very few surprises in this second episode of Fear Itself.
For network TV, the shows of violence and sexuality are striking, and the production values are above average, with the snowbound fort doing most of the work in creating a mysterious atmosphere.