| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:55 AM
I've never liked doing year-end best-of lists for a number of reasons. I don't feel qualified, for one. As a part-time critic I don't see or even sample every show. I also find that I enjoy shows that definitely aren't "the best" technically, but are so...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You might not peg the guy who wrote "I, Robot" and adapted "The Da Vinci Code" as a self-described "shameless romantic." But then, when looking back on "A Beautiful Mind," the movie that won him a screenplay Oscar, Akiva Goldsman remembers it as a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Seems like every network wants a witch show these days. FX has "American Horror Story: Coven." Lifetime has the "Witches of East End." Witches are casting spells in CW's "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries," Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" and a number of...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:17 AM
The third-season finale of "Homeland," Showtime's popular and controversial series about a troubled CIA agent played by Claire Danes, was one of the most debated episodes of last year, with the death of POW turned possible terrorist Nicholas Brody.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:38 AM
The first official trailer for WGN America's "Salem," which won't be shown on TV until Saturday, offers a better look at the cast and actual footage from the series.
"Salem," premiering April 20, retells the story of the Salem witch trials in 17th...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:51 PM
The new Fox series "Almost Human" on Sunday introduced us to 2048 Los Angeles, where it is commonplace for robots to be partnered with human police officers to fight crime.
Yet detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) isn't quite ready to accept Dorian...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The futuristic new series "Almost Human" (7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, Fox; 3.5 stars out of 4) has a future more promising than the one it depicts.
The latest production from the "Fringe" team of creator J.H. Wyman and executive producer J.J. Abrams looks...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:32 PM
It's official — “Star Wars: Episode VII” has a release date: J.J. Abrams' new film will open December, 18, 2015. […]...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Ichabod Crane has battled an evil Headless Horseman and been baffled by an electric coffee maker in Fox's freshman fantasy hit "Sleepy Hollow."
Yet one of the big topics on social media is the 18th century clothing he continues to wear weeks after...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Here are some notable shows on TV during the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10.
Monday, Nov. 4
Mike & Molly
8 p.m. Monday, CBS
A freshman comedy whose name I've already forgotten was canceled, so "Mike & Molly" is back! Chicago-area native Melissa McCarthy...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:39 AM
"Sleepy Hollow." Thank heaven that World Series is over; after a three-week baseball-imposed hiatus, Fox's hysterically historical monster mash is finally back. And as the latest installment includes an appearance by Mr. John Noble ("Fringe," "Lord of the...