We’re in the peak of the golden age of television. Or something like that. Here are a few new shows, including new seasons of anthologies, retooled projects, and sequels to classics.
Any show worth watching has already premiered in 2015 (thank you, Amazon, for waiting until the last month). Here’s a list of my favorite shows that returned this year. You’ll notice some heavy hitters missing. For instance: I unfortunately don’t watch Game of Thrones regularly. That means I realize that this isn’t a best of… Read More Favorite returning TV shows of 2015
I’ll keep this short and sweet. Here are ten television (streaming) shows I dug this year, in alphabetical order, and why I like them. I’m giving myself a tweet (140 characters) to explain why I like each release.
Showtime’s Homeland was about a bipolar CIA agent convinced that an American POW that was rescued was really turned by a terrorist group. If you haven’t watched any of the Emmy-winning show, stop reading now. That was the initial premise of the first season. Then politics got in the way. No, not on the show; in… Read More ‘Homeland:’ what it was and what it is now
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday on CBS and will be hosted by the incomparable Neil Patrick Harris. That means it is time to make my annual picks yet again in hopes of doing better than the previous year. I was going to break this up into a multi-day post, but since… Read More Predicting the 65th Emmy Awards
The new television season effectively begins tonight and they means I’m going crazy trying to catch every new show that I haven’t been able to watch the pilot for already. While I’m excited for some returning favorites, here are some new shows (in alphabetical order) that piqued my interest.
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