POSTED // Jan 5,2012 - The former Independent Film Channel is rebranding itself as a hipster destination point and, fittingly ironic, the hipster-skewering Portlandia has become its flagship series … get it?
POSTED // Dec 29,2011 - Breaking Bad (AMC) Easy. Wannabe meth kingpin Walt (Bryan Cranston) took a back seat to the rest of Breaking Bad’s players for most of Season 4—in particular, letting soul-adrift partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) and vengeful badass Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) gun the car into white-knuckle oblivion. The final face-off (ha!) didn’t take everyone out, but it sets up what should be both an explosive and implosive last run in 2012.
POSTED // Dec 8,2011 - This weekend, the Syphilis Channel, er, Syfy, will unleash its 500th (give or take) original movie, the brilliantly titled Snowmageddon (Saturday, Dec. 10). Get this: It’s about a magical snow g
POSTED // Dec 1,2011 - Nine episodes in, Revenge has evolved from what initially looked like a weak Hamptons mashup of The Count of Monte Cristo, Gossip Girl and a Neiman Marcus catalog into a surprisingly smart (but still juicy)
POSTED // Nov 25,2011 - I’ve been onboard with grifters-go-Robin-Hood action series Leverage since it debuted in 2008; it walks the comedy/drama line expertly, and the cast (led by film vet Timothy Hutton)
POSTED // Nov 3,2011 - No, AMC’s new western Hell on Wheels is not the second coming of HBO’s Deadwood; basic cable doesn’t allow that much profanity (admit it: The gratuitous cussin’ is what you remember most fondly).