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:…

Quarry on Cinemax

Cinemax’s ‘Quarry’ Introduces a New Type of Antihero

Premiering September 9 at 10pm ET on Cinemax, Quarry tells the story of Mac Conway, a Vietnam veteran who returns home from the dwindling war to Memphis alongside his friend and fellow soldier, Arthur Solomon. Although cleared of any wrongdoing for seemingly having taken part in a civilian massacre, both remain accused in the court…

‘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…