‘This is Us’ proves cable dramas need explosive acting; not explosive CGI

Here is a confession that I should just get out of the way right now. I cried five minutes into NBC’s This is Us. Not a full fledged ugly cry. Just a little swelling of tears. I’m not sure what that says about me. That I’m not manly? That I appreciate cliched tropes? That this… Read More ‘This is Us’ proves cable dramas need explosive acting; not explosive CGI

Why ‘Homeland’ is a winner

Why is Homeland so good? It won instantaneous critical acclaim upon its release and grabbed the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and Best Drama Actress (Claire Danes) and a nomination for Best Drama Actor (Damien Lewis). Now it’s up for nine awards at next week’s Emmy Awards and will most likely net Danes her second major award for the series and is a serious contender to end Mad Men’s four year streak.

But why is it so good?… Read More Why ‘Homeland’ is a winner