2013 TV Predictions Roundtable: Most Anticipated New Show

After the success of the TV in 2012 roundtable, most everyone wanted to keep chatting about television, so we figured we’d roll it all over and talk about TV’s future in the coming months. This is the predictions roundtable.  Cory Barker: Welcome to 2013 everyone! Let’s kick off the predictions roundtable with a discussion of the new…… Continue reading 2013 TV Predictions Roundtable: Most Anticipated New Show

Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Asylum of the Daleks”

Throughout this series/season (whatever your preferred designation is) of Doctor Who, three buddies (Myc Wiatrowski, Tony Nagel and Travis Limbert) and I will chat about each new episode. These conversations are light and fun, but do feature a few Who super-fans, so don’t expect criticism-devoid entries either. Here’s the first one on last week’s “Asylum of the Daleks.” Cory:…… Continue reading Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Asylum of the Daleks”

Review: Luther, Season Two

Luther returned for its second season on BBC America last night. The episodes aired this summer in the UK and I, well, procured and watched them during that time. I’m not going to write weekly reviews about this season’s four episodes for a couple of reasons: I don’t have enough time and I wasn’t particularly…… Continue reading Review: Luther, Season Two

Luther, “Episode Six”

Luther started immensely strong and then unfortunately toiled away in solid, but not tremendously so procedural fare for a few episodes before then flipping the switch on the crazy last week. In the finale to this series’ six-part first run, that sense of crazy continued a nice pace without going too far off the deep…… Continue reading Luther, “Episode Six”

Luther, “Episode Five”

Luther has been in something of a slump over its past two episodes, and after episode four, I wondered if the last two episodes of this first season (I believe they’re doing a few 2-hour movie event things in the future) would be even close to as interesting as the first hour. Well, after “Episode…… Continue reading Luther, “Episode Five”

Luther, “Episode Four”

I started out loving Luther. You know this. But after a thrilling and frankly fantastic opening episode, the last three have been particularly disinterested in fully exploring the Luther-Alice relationship and at this point, the procedural story has to be really good to make me feel like I’m not losing something when Alice is only…… Continue reading Luther, “Episode Four”

Luther, “Episode Three”

After last week’s slightly disappointing effort, Luther’s third episode strikes a better balance between a specific procedural case, the budding relationship between John and Alice and the unraveling of John’s personal life. It’s still messy and sometimes scattershot, but there’s more good stuff happening here. One thing I’ve noticed about Luther thus far is that…… Continue reading Luther, “Episode Three”

Luther, “Episode Two”

Without Mad Men and Rubicon, Luther has become my only real appointment television for Sunday nights and thankfully, the second episode delivered a number of good procedural moments and a some nice developments in the ongoing stories with John and Alice. What’s interesting about the episode is that after a pilot that spends all its…… Continue reading Luther, “Episode Two”

Series Premiere — Luther, “Episode 1”

I had heard nothing but good things about BBC’s Luther, but I always hear good things about BBC productions and never get around to watching them. However, due to my undying respect for The Wire and particularly Idris Elba’s performance as Stringer Bell, I randomly decided to DVR the first episode of the gritty police…… Continue reading Series Premiere — Luther, “Episode 1”