Tag Archive for: television

Medical documentary series remain best option on Hulu

There are very few shows on television that make viewers realize, understand and appreciate their own humanity. Luckily for everyone, there’s Boston Med and NY Med. These two ABC medical documentary series, created and produced by renowned journalist and documentary modernizer Terry Wrong, are some of the most compelling and emotional 16 hours in contemporary network television history. […]

Film and TV should be treated separately

With the 64th annual primetime Emmys hitting the small screen this Sunday, it seems as though all anyone can talk about these days is television: Will three-time winner Bryan Cranston claim a fourth Emmy for his flawless performance as Walter White in Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad? Will freshman series Homeland take down the reigning champion, […]

SNL finally gives us what we want in season premiere

Live from New York, it’s a show that we can actually relate to! Saturday Night Live’s 38th season premiered this weekend on NBC with a fancy new title sequence, a freshly plucked cast of supporting players and a bevy of hilarious and relevant sketches. While its formula is as tried and true as ever, Lorne Michaels […]

The Mindy Project is fall’s best new comedy

Watch out Zooey Deschanel, there’s a new, new girl in town. The Mindy Project hasn’t even officially premiered, yet the show starring and created by actress/writer Mindy Kaling already has viewers excited about this clever and fresh new comedy. The show began generating buzz last week thanks to Fox’s initiative to release its pilots to […]

Girls fosters unapologetic comedy

As far as showbiz mentors go, independent-filmmaker-turned-HBO-darling Lena Dunham could do a lot worse than Judd Apatow. Apatow, the writer-director-producer variously responsible in one capacity or another for The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, is prolific, but with so many box-office smashes under his belt, he’s also […]

Mad Men demonstrates television’s nostalgia for the past

It was the first cable show to take home the Emmy for outstanding drama series three years in a row and last September, Mad Men did it again. It sired a wave of nostalgia that one backward-facing period drama after another hoped to ride into the ratings’ promised land. The show’s ratings are by no […]

Actresses hit and miss with careers in music

Sometimes, being a movie or television star is not enough. That is why several famous actresses leapfrog from their fame on-screen to pursue other interests and goals. Though some actresses are content to branch out to producing or directing, a good number come to the conclusion that a music career is beckoning. And what follows […]