There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who. » 9/13/14 7:00pm Saturday 7:00pm

Extant Finally Figures Out How To Tell A Mystery Story

For a show that's supposed to have humanity-altering stakes, Extant has been a rather dull show. Instead of creating intriguing mysteries, Extant lays bare the motives of most of its characters while bouncing between its fetal MacGuffin and a its shrug-worthy anti-robotics movement. But in last night's episode, Extant » 9/11/14 11:35am Thursday 11:35am

Doctor Who's Ongoing Deconstruction of Heroism Takes A Hilarious Turn

The theme thus far in Doctor Who's eighth season seems to be "deconstructing heroes," most notably the Doctor. The Doctor's questioning whether he's a good man, but also the validity of his battle against evil. It's somewhat grim stuff — until this week's Robin Hood episode, when it turns swashbuckling and hilarious. » 9/06/14 7:00pm 9/06/14 7:00pm

​The Strain Gets Back To Vampire-Fightin' Basics

After weeks of dawdling and last week's incredibly bizarre shocker, The Strain decides to return to well-trod territory for "Creatures of the Night." Actually, it told the most straightforward, archetypal monster story there is, but since that means Team Vampire Hunter was more or less fighting vampires, it continues … » 9/01/14 10:30am 9/01/14 10:30am