FOX’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Starts Strong

There’s a line in FOX’s new series adaptation of Lethal Weapon, the quintessential buddy-cop movie that turned Mel Gibson from a cult action hero to a global superstar, spoken – spoken twice, in fact – by the actor taking on Gibson’s iconic role of cop-on-the-edge Martin Riggs, that could serve as the show’s creative manifesto:…

Starz and Starz Encore 7-Day Free Preview

Starz and Starz Encore is now live for all Sling TV subscribers for a one week free preview, just in time for the September 10 premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But there is so much more great programming we wanted to give you the Cliff’s Notes overview of some of the highlights to…

‘The Americans’ is the Best Show on Television

“It’s amazing what you get used to.” So says the Korean Mary Kay saleslady as she describes living with all of her ESL in-laws under one roof to her latest recruit, a bright-eyed and pretty (if a little awkward) woman she does not know is really the one doing the recruiting. It is not yet…

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 2.5, “Rebecca”

There has been an ongoing discussion among critics as the second season of Better Call Saul goes on about the incongruity of its two main stories: the misadventures in the frustratingly buttoned-down Arizona legal world of James McGill, Esq. and the slow entry of brokenhearted ex-cop Mike Ehrmentraut into the Arizona underworld. Absent Mike’s high-stakes…

Recap Digest: Better Call Saul 2.3, “Amarillo”

“What’d I miss? Anything blow up yet?” With most works of fiction, the narrative tension comes from not knowing what’s going to happen. The unique tension of Better Call Saul comes from knowing exactly what’s going to happen, just not when or how. If there had never been a Breaking Bad, if we did not…

Recap Digest: Better Call Saul 2.2, “Cobbler”

The symbolism of Kim’s gift to Jimmy in the week’s Better Call Saul – a “World’s Best Lawyer” travel cup, cheekily modified by Kim to read “World’s 2nd Best Lawyer” – was pretty hard to miss. Though it fit snugly in the cup holder of his trusty Suzuki Esteem, it does not quite fit in…

Recap Digest: Better Call Saul 2.1, “Switch”

Before I saw last night’s second-season premiere of Better Call Saul, I previewed the new season by asking five questions that I figured would be answered over the course of the season. Imagine my surprise when four of them were answered over the course of this first episode: Jimmy and Kim did get together, he…

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