When Old Foes Clash on Hannibal, the Results Are Gloriously Gory

Though fans hope Hannibal finds a home beyond its NBC cancellation, the contracts of its two biggest stars have expired. Ain’t looking good, in other words. So let’s savor the flavor of what remains. “Contorno” being a great example of the kind of TV that Future Us is going to be missing, hardcore. » 7/04/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

It's Assault With A Deadly Pathogen And Brother Issues On Killjoys

Now that we’re a couple of episodes into Syfy’s Killjoys, the show is starting to settle in a little bit. In this latest episode, Davin and John’s sibling bond is put to the test while Dav works out some of the trauma from his past, all while they track down a migrant worker who’s overstayed his visa. » 7/04/15 2:01pm Yesterday 2:01pm

I Swear I Thought Under The Dome Was A Remake Of Under The Cherry Moon

Don’t laugh, it’s true. When I was first asked to star in Under the Dome, I misunderstood and thought it was going to be a bold reimagining of Prince’s underrated directorial debut. Just picture it: I’m a young vivacious dome, on the French Riviera, entertaining lonely married women, when... romance! » 7/03/15 3:00pm Friday 3:00pm

Tensions Build to Explosive Heights (Literally) on Wayward Pines

Ethan’s finally up to speed on Wayward Pines’ dark secrets, but the town’s growing insurgent faction is still completely clueless about what’s really beyond the town walls. Even worse, they don’t believe Ethan when he tries to warn them. The episode’s title says it all, really: “Betrayal.” » 7/03/15 10:30am Friday 10:30am

Zoo, The New TV Show About Killer Animals, Is Fun, Mindless Fluff

The first episode of the James Patterson adaptation Zoo is entitled “First Blood”—even though this action drama, which imagines what would happen if the animals on earth decided to rebel against their human overlords, is relatively bloodless (it is CBS, after all). That said, it does contain plenty of B-movie thrills! » 7/01/15 12:30pm Wednesday 12:30pm

If Isaac Asimov Were Alive, Humans Would Be His Favorite TV Show

What does it really mean to be alive? It’s a question asked by about a million scifi stories. The new TV series Humans is only the latest, but it does so with such indebtedness to the works of Isaac Asimov I’m kind of surprised everyone in the cast isn’t sporting the author’s trademark muttonchops. » 6/29/15 12:45pm Monday 12:45pm

The Pursuit of Vengeance Drives Dr. Lecter's Angrier Victims on Hannibal

We all mourned the news that Hannibal was cancelled by NBC. But while we eagerly await more from Bryan Fuller (who suggested a second life may be in store), we still have several episodes left of what’s been a delicious third season thus far. And last night’s “Aperitivo” did not disappoint. » 6/26/15 8:00pm 6/26/15 8:00pm

If You Like Intense Techno-Thrillers, You Need to Be Watching Mr. Robot

Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of Fight Club with the subversive hacker heroism of The Matrix. Add some great acting, and a fascinating conspiracy that’s unfolding in the hazy realm between our dystopian nightmares and hard reality. That’s Mr. Robot, which debuted last night on USA. » 6/25/15 7:40pm 6/25/15 7:40pm

Strange & Norrell's Italian Adventure Goes A Bit Off The Deep End

Many fans of the book expected Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell to skip, or greatly condense, Strange’s escapades in Venice—but instead the show gave us a whole episode dealing with the consequences of Strange’s madness. Unfortunately, it also tried to do a lot of finale setup, and it made the episode a bit of a mess. » 6/22/15 2:55pm 6/22/15 2:55pm

True Detective Returns With A Pitch-Black Shot Of California Noir

True Detective returns with a completely new setting, cast, and case, as well as a grittier, bleaker tone. In episode one, “The Western Book of the Dead,” we miss the loopy Rust Cohle, as well as the first season’s instantly compelling murder mystery. But we’re intrigued by its neo-noir sprawl so far. » 6/22/15 8:00am 6/22/15 8:00am