The Ultimate Formula for Recapping Alcatraz Episodes

Alcatraz is a fun, solid show about a motley trio chasing down time-traveling convicts (and guards) from the legendary 1960s prison. It's all good creepy fun, if not exactly earth-shattering so far. But it's also true that pretty much every episode seems to include the same basic elements, with a few tweaks here and… » 1/31/12 4:10pm 1/31/12 4:10pm

It's official: Jorge Garcia is the best thing about Alcatraz

We've always liked Jorge Garcia on Lost, but he's really stretching his acting muscles on his new show, Alcatraz. And somehow he's managing to act rings around not just Sarah Jones but Sam Neill too. Actually there are two things to love about Alcatraz, especially based on last night's episode — Garcia's performance,… » 1/24/12 4:26pm 1/24/12 4:26pm

Are we reaching the end of the J.J. Abrams era of television?

J.J. Abrams' new series Alcatraz, debuting tonight, feels very much like an attempt to recapture the glories of Lost. It features yet another mystery on an island, and the return of Jorge Garcia. The show was created by a Lost writer — who was replaced during production. And there are lots of random little mysteries in … » 1/16/12 12:40pm 1/16/12 12:40pm