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Bravo’s ‘Dirty John’ Proves Crazy Comes in All Formats

This Thanksgiving, there’s no better way to show your family that you love them than by bringing a deranged Eric Bana to the table. After all, when the Bravo gods let loose with an early release of Dirty John, there’s so much to be thankful for.  Bana’s John Meehan, for one, is every bit the multi…

Ben Stiller and All-Star Cast Recreate ‘Escape at Dannemora’

One of the most interesting non-political stories of the last several years was the tale of the two inmates who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, near the Canadian border, with the aid of a couple of guards. The pair came up missing from their cells and stayed on the lam…

Lauren Cohan and Andrew Lincoln in 'The Walking Dead' (AMC)

‘The Walking Dead’ Shows Signs of Life

A few years ago, The Walking Dead, then the biggest show in the history of history, missed what I saw as a great opportunity to reinvent itself: Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his ragtag band of zombie-apocalypse survivors had arrived, wild-eyed and battle-scarred, in the idyllic community of Alexandria. By this time, Rick had become…

Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul' (AMC)

Season 4 of ‘Better Call Saul’ Is All Good, Man

On paper, a Breaking Bad prequel spinoff centered on its most thinly drawn, cartoonish (albeit hilarious) character has no right at to be any good at all, much less a worthy successor of one of the best-remembered drama series of the Peak TV era. But after this week’s season 4 finale, it’s clear that not…

Lifetime’s ‘YOU’ Surprises in More Ways than One

It would be a mistake to lump YOU into the unending array of heavy TV dramas featuring unnaturally attractive humans.  To be fair, it has all the trappings of a throwback to the days of The WB.   Its executive production team has strong YA roots. Its cast are teen hearthrob emeriti (or related to them).  Shay…