Now that the series has received its Emmy coronation, the element of surprise has been replaced with high expectations.
In its third season, Treme has become so adept at blending character-based drama with its overarching themes.
If the characters are a bit weak, The Walking Dead still has a compelling scenario going for it.
The show’s rich vein of gallows humor and convincing sense of place aren’t the only selling points here.
Judging from its premiere episode, Haven has very little in common with Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid.
The Gates doesn’t even pass muster as a spooky-fun summer series.