| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
David Simon isn't buying the golden-age-of-TV hype.
He doesn't argue that smallscreen drama at its best can be very good, but that doesn't mean the medium has turned into a storyteller's paradise. It's still a business of selling soap, or a monthly...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The Walking Dead" is back! Remember? The AMC drama that was the channel's biggest runaway hit before "Breaking Bad" distracted everyone for eight weeks? Now that Walter White is worm bait, the zombies are back to reclaim their crown. However, as we...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
| Oct 20, 2013
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:36 AM
A couple of hard-edged veteran cops are driving down a desolate Louisiana road after investigating a grisly crime scene in HBO’s new Sunday-night drama, “True Detective.”
They have been partners for three months but have spoken little...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:37 PM
There isn't a gang in Los Angeles that the new Fox crime drama "Gang Related" doesn't explore.
Russian, Korean, Latino, African American, white and more are brought to vivid, bloody life over the course of the first season, which stars Ramon Rodriguez...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:45 AM
While I am not a native of Baltimore, I have lived in the area for six years now, and I've never seen anything quite as accurate as the commentary written by Eileen Pollock ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13).
I was born and raised in Boston, which is...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges.
The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that...
| 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 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chris Albrecht worked the crowd with confidence at Starz's first-ever investor day presentation in November. The CEO summoned his roots as a standup comic with a breezy anecdote about his previous job at HBO, recounting how Steven Spielberg and Tom...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Perception isn't always the same as reality. That's true in life, and it's certainly true in Emmys.
Many people think that Jon Hamm has won an Emmy for "Mad Men." Not true. But the show's four consecutive victories in drama series make people assume...