Fan Service and Failed States on Person of Interest

Even though last night's Person of Interest was a slightly goofy meta episode, with one character clearly intended to be a stand-in for fans of the show, it was also pretty intense. We now understand what the stakes are for the crime bosses of New York. Plus, Finch did something seriously out of character. » 10/29/14 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

Marco Polo Discovers War, Sex, And Kung Fu In His New Netflix Series

When Netflix first announced it was doing a Marco Polo show, I wasn't particularly excited. But now that I've seen this first trailer — which seems to be going down the Game of Thrones route, i.e., plenty of political intrigue and sex. The difference is Marco Polo includes martial arts. I'm sold. » 10/29/14 7:20am Yesterday 7:20am

Who's The Most Fascinatingly Self-Destructive Character Of All Time?

We love to watch heroes triumph over dreadful odds — but there's also something kind of irresistible about a hero who struggles with self-destructive impulses. Oftentimes the best characters are the ones who circle the abyss? But who's the best self-destructive character in science fiction or fantasy? » 10/28/14 2:38pm Tuesday 2:38pm

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has pulled off a better trick than turning a helicarrier invisible: This Avengers TV spin-off has quietly gone from "pretty decent" to "brilliant, must-watch television." If you're not watching the Agents of SHIELD, here are 10 reasons why you should absolutely start. » 10/28/14 10:11am Tuesday 10:11am