| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In her book "Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy," famed theologian and radical feminist Mary Daly imagined a female-run hag-ocracy, a new world of Witches, Crones, Harpies, Furies and Amazons.
Or, as we like to call it, television.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:05 PM
As "The Simpsons" enters its second quarter-century, its still getting major notoriety for one minor aspect of the show: the ever-changing couch gag that opens most episodes. Hot on the heels of the Guillermo del Toro-directed Halloween couch gag comes...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Starz has released the first image of Scottish actor Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser from its upcoming series "Outlander."
I wonder if he's going totally traditional--and commando--with that kilt.
In Ronald D. Moore's ("Battlestar Galactica") adaptation...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I've recently rekindled a strained professional relationship: I'm watching scripted series on the Big Four networks again.
This development surprises no one more than me, since I had admittedly become a cable and pay TV snob. Like so many others in the...
| Oct 29, 2013
Iceland is trendy these days. Its powerful loneliness and mighty features can be ideal for exotic film locations — so parts of "Game of Thrones," "Batman Begins," "Prometheus," and the upcoming "Noah" were filmed here. Some of my readers have been...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the words of the scheming royal adviser Littlefinger in the cable-TV series "Game of Thrones," "Chaos is a ladder."
Chaos was the way of the music industry since the digital upheaval of 1999 started to loosen the consolidated...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:19 PM
In the realm of high fantasy, complexity is a badge of honor. This has been true since the days of J.R.R. Tolkien, whose seminal works of the genre are neither brief nor monolithic reads, and you can even see it manifest in the HBO series "Game of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Will Anna Gunn join her "Breaking Bad" co-stars in the Emmy winners circle? Can "Homeland's" Mandy Patinkin best "Bad's" Aaron Paul and Jonathan Banks? Do Emmy voters watch any other comedy beside "Modern Family"?
With the Emmys coming Sunday, we're...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:02 PM
The 65th annual prime-time Emmys should be a big night for Liberace, Walt White, Olivia Pope and the countess dowager of "Downton Abbey."
The main reasons to watch, however, may be host Neil Patrick Harris, the best choice for that job these days, and...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look.
It even has a...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:06 AM
"The Good Wife" doesn't get the attention accorded "Scandal," "Game of Thrones" or "The Walking Dead."
But in the days after "Breaking Bad" ended, people kept asking me: What should we watch now?
I kept saying "The Good Wife," the CBS drama in its...