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  • Review: Amazon's Senate comedy 'Alpha House' is confirmed funny

    Review: Amazon's Senate comedy 'Alpha House' is confirmed funny
    "Alpha House," a new sitcom premiering Friday via Amazon, is the first fruit of the Amazon Studios pilot derby, which this spring gave ordinary citizens with Internet access a chance to rate and comment on a variety of pilots. The retailer-cum-streaming-...
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is going forward and moving back in big ways these days. Sunday night, the 42-year-old actor who played D'Angelo Barksdale in "The Wire" debuts as the newest member of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as TV's most popular series with...
  • Critic's Notebook: Film isn't dead, it's just misused

     Critic's Notebook: Film isn't dead, it's just misused
    These are tough times to be a film critic. Not because the number of quality films for adults is diminishing — it is, but that's an old story — but because the movies are not getting the respect they should. Everywhere I turn, people are...
  • True voice brings 'True Detective' to life

    True voice brings 'True Detective' to life
    Among the many things to admire about the new HBO crime series "True Detective" is the title, which is broad, pithy, self-conscious and laced with a stank of menace. Or maybe that's just the smell it gives off when played against the show's apocalyptic...
  • Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'

    Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'
    When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn't the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It was that one day he would die. "You know how people say that young people feel immortal? I don't know...
  • Review: 'Chicago P.D.' plays it by the book

    There is a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned police procedural of the sort that, in the days before cable, once dominated television. With its hard-R ways and highfalutin literary ambitions, cable gave us twisted-up complications, as in HBO's...
  • Michael Connelly, 'Bosch' make a case for series on Amazon Prime

    Michael Connelly, 'Bosch' make a case for series on Amazon Prime
    Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch has put away a cavalcade of criminals and ne'er-do-wells during his 20-plus years as an LAPD homicide detective, all the time sticking to his strict code of ethics and sense of justice. But while Bosch — the creation of...
  • Obama's new TV vices? 'True Detective,' 'Game of Thrones,' report says

    Obama's new TV vices? 'True Detective,' 'Game of Thrones,' report says
    While you're sitting on the couch watching TV this weekend and feeling like you should be doing something more with your life, take comfort in the fact that the leader of the free world might be doing the exact same thing! President Obama is scheduled...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' creator Jenji Kohan aims for 'a real ride'

     'Orange Is the New Black' creator Jenji Kohan aims for 'a real ride'
    When show creator Jenji Kohan threw in with Netflix at the outset of its original programming efforts, that was still a gutsy move. "I traded money for freedom, in essence," says the veteran TV writer of her move to what she calls "the new frontier." "I...
  • 'American Horror Story: Coven' recap, 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks'

    'American Horror Story: Coven' recap, 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks'
    "You two, together? Big trouble." -- Papa Legba We open with Marie and Fiona discussing their new alliance. Marie is glad to have found an equal in Fiona. Fiona offers to cast a spell to help Marie sleep, and tells her that they will strategize for their...
  • New Washington thrillers to check out

    New Washington thrillers to check out
    Alan Cheuse looks at three new thrillers with a Washington, D.C. theme that are worth checking out. "Top Down" by Jim Lehrer, Random House, 208 pages, $26 The devastating work of an international shooter appears in Newshour veteran Jim Lehrer's 22nd...