Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on AMC's Better Call Saul

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.1, “Mabel”

The excitement I felt about the return last night of Better Call Saul, one of the best dramas on television, quickly turned to dread once the episode actually started. Like the last two Saul season premieres, it began in a black-and-white vignette of the sad life that Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene the Omaha Cinnabon Manager has…

REVIEW: ‘Archer’ Spends Season 8 in Dreamland

It’s tough to keep a show going past its third season. A lot of shows will pair main characters off, or break them up, or add a baby to the mix — anything to create new dynamics between the characters, new conflicts, new story possibilities. The rioutously funny animated spy comedy Archer has taken a…

Party Down on Starz

#Bingeworthy: ‘Party Down’ on STARZ

In the age of social media and The Voice and our venerable reality-show president, it seems there are more people out there trying to make it in the entertainment world than ever before. And why wouldn’t they? The barriers to expressing creativity keep getting lower and lower, allowing us to make movies with our phones…

The Mick

‘The Mick’ Drags Network Comedy to the ‘Sunny’ Side

In the world of scripted television, particularly the world of scripted television comedy, entropy is the norm. No matter how funny or inventive a show might get by its second or third or fourth season, the inevitable decline always seems to begin around the seventh: the premises start to repeat, the jokes get tired, the…

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…

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