City Weekly - True TV <![CDATA[Orphan Black, Community]]> By Bill Frost

Season Premiere: The Only TV Column That Matters™ inadvertently overlooked the 2013 debut season of Orphan Black, a British sci-fi series about a small-time criminal (Tatiana Maslany) who assumes the identity ]]>
<![CDATA[Mad Men, Fargo]]> By Bill Frost

Season Premiere: The seventh and final season of Mad Men, the series that made AMC legit years before the money-printing machine of The Walking Dead fired up, will split 14 episodes over this spring and next, because why not? ]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep]]> By Bill Frost

Season Premiere: “Two Swords” is as lighthearted and humorous as Game of Thrones gets, thanks mostly to series vets Peter Dinklage (Tyrion is the master of the stoic WTF? face) and Lena Headey (have another drink, Cersei)]]>
<![CDATA[Surviving Jack, Mr. Selfridge]]> By Bill Frost

Series Debut: Fox has so many great comedies right now they can cancel ‘em at will (Raising Hope is dead, soon to be followed by Enlisted). So why should you pay any attention to the new Surviving Jack?]]>
<![CDATA[From Dusk Till Dawn, Review]]> By Bill Frost

Prior to the premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series last week, Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network (“Spanish TV for Gringos”—not the official tagline, but I’m willing to sell) mostly showed X-Files and Dark Angel reruns ]]>
<![CDATA[Crisis, Doll & Em]]> By Bill Frost

Series Debut: The kids of Washington D.C.’s elite politicos, CEOs, diplomats and even the president have been kidnapped by a mysterious mastermind bent on causing chaos on ’Merican soil, and it’s up to a Secret Service newbie (Lance Gross, House of Payne) and an ]]>
<![CDATA[Sirens, Saint George, Resurrection]]> By Bill Frost

Series Debut: The network is touting Sirens—based on a British series of the same name—as an “edgy” and “unrestrained” comedy produced by Denis Leary, now moving from New York firefighters (Rescue Me) ]]>
<![CDATA[Portlandia, Bates Motel]]> By Bill Frost

Season Premiere: The biggest changes for Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia in Season 4? It’s now on Thursdays (dunno why—comedy void?), and the guest-star lineup is ridicu-lectic (Olivia Wilde]]>
<![CDATA[The Americans, Nashville Wives]]> By Bill Frost

Season Premiere: The cultural touchstone in 2013’s debut episode of The Americans was Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”; in the Season 2 opener, it’s the Meryl Streep tear-jerker The French Lieutenant’s Woman—we get it; it’s still 1981. ]]>
<![CDATA[House of Cards, Star-Crossed]]> By Bill Frost

Season Premiere: Falling between Arrested Development (“It’s back! But … huh?”) and Orange Is the New Black (“OMG! The greatest thing in the history of things!”) in the Critix Heart Netflix hype of 2013, ]]>
<![CDATA[Midseason Scorecard: Wrong & Right]]> By Bill Frost

Waaay back in September 2013, The Only TV Column That Matters™ passed judgment on all of the new series premiering on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW for the 2013-14 television season. ]]>
<![CDATA[Say No to the Super Bowl]]> By Bill Frost

Don’t care to watch millionaire meatbags throw a Stewie-shaped sportball around between 500 pricey commercials for several overanalyzed hours on end this weekend? Or is that just The Only TV Column That Matters™?]]>
<![CDATA[Rake, Mitt, Black Sails]]> By Bill Frost

Series Debut: Producer Peter Tolan had a great run on FX with Rescue Me, but a soul-sucking nightmare at ABC with The Job. Rake, starring Greg Kinnear as a brilliant lawyer with an effd-up lifestyle to rival Californication’s]]>
<![CDATA[The Spoils of Babylon, Helix]]> By Bill Frost

New Miniseries: It features even more ridiculous revolving hairstyles than American Hustle, and it makes slightly more sense—maybe miscast Jeremy Renner should have signed on for The Spoils of Babylon, instead. ]]>
<![CDATA[True Detective, Banshee]]> By Bill Frost

Series Debut: Show creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto has set up True Detective as an anthology series that would introduce a new setting and cast every season—so he’s probably screwed himself by producing such an incredible first]]>
<![CDATA[Community, Justified]]> By Bill Frost

One-Hour Season Premiere: No, series creator and once-deposed-now-returning showrunner Dan Harmon isn’t going to ignore Season 4, ]]>
<![CDATA[The 13 Best TV Shows of 2013]]> By Bill Frost

Arrow (The CW) The comic-book superhero series that got it right in its first year has been on fire in Season 2, jacking up the action to thrillingly visceral levels,]]>
<![CDATA[20 for 2014]]> By Bill Frost

December—and 2013, really—is D-U-N done. Here’s a handful of what The Only TV Column That Matters™ recommends you look forward to in January 2014]]>
<![CDATA[Snow Globe Christmas, Psych: The Musical]]> By Bill Frost

Holiday Movie: Blowing away Hallmark and ABC Family in sheer Original Holiday Movie output this season, nearly all of Lifetime’s Christmas cheese-doodles follow the same template: ]]>
<![CDATA[Bonnie & Clyde, Sons of Anarchy]]> By Bill Frost

Miniseries: The story of beloved 1930s American outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow has been dramatized before, but never this lavishly and long: Bonnie & Clyde is a glossy production spanning]]>