Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a… » 12/22/14 1:09pm 12/22/14 1:09pm

Forget crossovers – what happens at the fictional pet daycare?

This is from Pinkwa on tumblr, and the only complaint I have is that there aren't more pets here. I'm partial to Person of Interest's Bear. And also Myfanwy, the Torchwood pterodactyl. Let's get all the pets together, preferably in a location convenient to my apartment, okay? » 3/09/14 2:00pm 3/09/14 2:00pm

Your chance to watch the other great modern Sherlock Holmes show

Are you jonesing for more Sherlock? We may have a surprising methadone shot for you. Plus, one of the weirdest scifi shows to grace the BBC, a live-action movie of one of Japan’s weirdest anime, and an aquarium full of severed heads, all in this week’s DVD releases! » 8/26/13 3:30pm 8/26/13 3:30pm

Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero

Elementary has gotten some flak for being the "lesser" modern-day Sherlock Holmes. But now that its first season is over, we're realizing this show understands the Arthur Conan Doyle canon — it's just not afraid to ask questions. Here's why Elementary is the Sherlock Holmes we never knew we always needed. » 5/21/13 8:00am 5/21/13 8:00am

Is the Game of Thrones TV show finally going off the rails?

Ah, spring is finally here! And you know what that means for your friendly neighborhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman — no more trudging through the snow and sleet! Which means I can stop burning mail to stay warm! You know, between the letters I answer instead of delivering and the mail I've burned, it's amazing I… » 4/10/13 8:00am 4/10/13 8:00am

This Week's TV: Carrie Fisher is the Ghost of Christmas WTF. Plus how…

Your first glimpse of the next Walking Dead includes Rick trying to explain himself to the others — and it doesn't look good. But also, this week's TV includes the beginning of the Christmas-themed TV movies — including one where Carrie Fisher is a cranky ghost. Meanwhile, Adventure Time is back, and trippier than… » 11/12/12 9:00am 11/12/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Most Epic Celebration of Joss Whedon's Firefly!

You may already know everything there is to know about Firefly — but you still might discover something new from the huge extravaganza airing this week. Syfy comes up with a novel explanation for where superstorms come from: ghosts! Also, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes proves once and for all that it deserved a… » 11/05/12 9:00am 11/05/12 9:00am

This Week's Must-Watch Television Event: a Monty Python Spectacular!

This week's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum is all about a massive storm devastating the Northeastern United States... coincidence, or demonic inspiration? Also, there's one of the weirdest-sounding Monty Python specials ever, combining animation and the voice of a dead Python. Ben Edlund is back, and doing… » 10/29/12 9:00am 10/29/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Biggest Wasted Opportunity in Ages. Plus Brand New …

This week on TV, the Venture Bros. are celebrating Halloween in their own unique style. There's the single best cast of a Syfy Original Movie you could possibly imagine, including one Star Trek star and Ernest Hemingway's grandkid. One of DC Comics' coolest characters is coming to Arrow, and Buzz Aldrin is playing… » 10/22/12 9:00am 10/22/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: Proof that We Live in a Golden Age of Television…

American Horror Story is back, and quite possibly twice as insane as last season. Plus Walking Dead ups the ante, proving that basic cable horror is a flourishing genre at last. We get an intense look inside the making of Hitchcock's The Birds. And it turns out that if you write to Dracula instead of Santa, you get a… » 10/15/12 9:00am 10/15/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: The Greatest Event in Television History! Plus 7…

What's on TV this week? The return of The Walking Dead, plus the premieres of The CW's Green Arrow TV show and the Beauty and the Beast revamp. There's the first ever airing of something they're calling Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. And learn how to make your own Viking sword! » 10/08/12 9:00am 10/08/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: The One Show You Absolutely Must Watch This Fall

What does television have in store for you this week? The season premiere of Supernatural, with a brand new direction! The 100th episode of Adventure Time! MythBusters fact-checks James Cameron! Bullying in space and nudity at the mall! The Anti-Monitor and Red Hulk! Disco Medusa! » 10/01/12 9:00am 10/01/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: Fringe, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, and a dozen other…

This is an absolutely massive week of television. There are a ton of new shows premiering, including Last Resort and the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But also, a ton of shows are coming back, including Fringe, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Person of Interest, and DC Nation. There's also a totally separate Star Wars » 9/24/12 9:00am 9/24/12 9:00am

They're making a Gnomeo and Juliet sequel called Sherlock Gnomes!

Forget Elementary — the most out-there version of Sherlock Holmes could be the sequel to last year's most enjoyably ludicrous animated film. Elton John's production company is making a Gnomeo and Juliet sequel, in which the gnomes from the first movie have to enlist the aid of a famous gnome detective to solve the… » 9/05/12 11:44am 9/05/12 11:44am

Every single new science fiction and fantasy show announced for next…

Now that the week of television upfronts are coming to a close, it's time to take a look back at all the new TV we've been promised (and what we missed out on). Find out what happened to the mysterious Hunger Games show and get a better look at J.J. Abrams' latest attempt at a successful scifi series. » 5/18/12 8:30am 5/18/12 8:30am