The 10 Most Shocking Bait-and-Switch Deaths of Major Characters

Killing off a major character is great way to up the stakes, create suspense, and show that this story isn't going where you expect. Sometimes, a movie or TV show will go further and cast a famous name or create marketing that implies that a character will be around for a while, only for them to die almost… » 4/16/15 3:20pm 4/16/15 3:20pm

Doctor Who explains why your kids need a good scare

For a good chunk of tonight's Doctor Who episode, I was wondering if it was a bit of a retort to the people who claim the BBC's time-traveling horror-comedy is too scary for little kids. After all, the episode seemed to be saying, over-protecting children from what scares them can perversely have the opposite effect,… » 9/03/11 9:00pm 9/03/11 9:00pm

This Week's TV: Iron Man's Most Dangerous Battle Yet! Plus the Return…

This week on television, it's a time for tough choices. Several of your favorite television shows are back this week, plus Syfy introduces its new mutant super-team show Alphas. And Iron Man and War Machine both face impossible battles. » 7/11/11 9:00am 7/11/11 9:00am

And that's followed by an extended version of a previously aired episode.

This Week's TV: Torchwood goes big budget! Plus two doses of…

Torchwood is back! The grown-up Doctor Who spin-off is just as intense as ever — but now the budgets are bigger and the action is international. Also on TV this week: Futurama spoofs Tron! Complete with a lightcycle chase! » 7/04/11 9:00am 7/04/11 9:00am

That's followed by another episode of the at 8 PM. And here's a particularly awesome image: