How to Tell from a Pilot if a TV Show is Going to be Any Good

Soon enough, the big television networks will offer up their brand new shows for your approval. You'll get to see the pilot episodes that producers and execs were sweating over last spring. A great TV pilot can be like a thrilling summer movie, leaving the door open to weeks of adventures afterwards. » 8/22/12 12:47pm 8/22/12 12:47pm

TV Pilots That Are as Good as Most Summer Movies

The fall TV season is beginning, and that means one thing — you're finally going to get to see the TV pilots that the networks have been sweating over for a year. Most of them will totally suck — even if the shows they launch wind up being good. But a few of them will be amazing, full of killer action and interesting… » 9/12/11 1:46pm 9/12/11 1:46pm

Red-Eyed Killer Diva Turns Out To Be LG Shill

That bizarre trailer for a new series about a supermodel-spy-superhero-cyborg-actress named Scarlet, that we featured a while back, turned out to be a marketing hoax just as everybody had suspected. It's a stealth marketing campaign for a new TV set from Korea's LG Electronics, with a red back panel. I'm actually kind… » 4/29/08 2:12pm 4/29/08 2:12pm

Fashion Model Clobbers Ninjas — But What Is It About?

I've watched this trailer for Scarlet, a new TV miniseries, three or four times without actually understanding what the show is. She's a fashion model and a movie star, and some old guy screams into the telephone that she's going to change television forever. And meanwhile, she beats up ninjas, does the Batman… » 4/09/08 4:38pm 4/09/08 4:38pm