TV reviews

‘Golden Boy’ Looks Like a Winner

Posted on 02/26/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentA lackluster stretch for new network dramas comes to an emphatic end tonight with the premiere of Golden Boy, the gripping new CBS cop show that breathes fresh life into the standard police procedural. British newcomer Theo James, 28, plays New York City cop Walter Clark, the hotshot of the title. Golden Boy’s hook is that we first meet Clark seven years in the future, just after he is named the youngest police commissioner in the city’s history. The completed …

‘Killing Lincoln’: Have You Had Enough Abe?

Posted on 02/14/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentWith Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln still playing in theaters and among the favorites to win multiple Oscars, interest in the 16th American President is high. National Geographic Channel is capitalizing on that Lincoln-palooza with its first scripted drama, Killing Lincoln, which is set for a President’s Weekend premiere on Sunday at 8 p.m. Narrated by Tom Hanks and based on the book of the same name by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, the movie traces the actions of  assassin John Wilkes Booth …

‘Monday Mornings’ Is Worth Monitoring

Posted on 02/4/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentIf the doctor drama was a hospital patient, it would be listed in serious condition, especially after last week’s low-rated debut of NBC’s Do No Harm all but guaranteed another cadaver will soon be ushered into the doc show morgue. Turns out, though, that there’s almost always another doc show in the waiting room. Checking into the TV landscape tonight at 10 p.m. on TNT is Monday Mornings, an old school medical drama from veteran TV producer David E. Kelley, …

NBC’s Do No Harm Needs Treatment

Posted on 01/31/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentThe TV medical drama is on life support.  A genre that gave us ratings powerhouses like St. Elsewhere, ER and House has been disappearing from network lineups.  ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy is the only one still standing. Till now. Next week, Monday Mornings, a medical drama from Chicago Hope producer David E. Kelley and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, debuts on TNT. Up first, though, is NBC’s Do No Harm, part medical drama, part thriller, premiering tonight at 10 p.m.  Do No Harm revolves around Philadelphia neurosurgeon Jason …

Felicity is back — as a spy!

Posted on 01/30/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentThe Americans, the new cold war-era spy drama that premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on FX, has a juicy premise: It is 1981, and Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) are a seemingly hum-drum couple living outside of Washington, D.C. with two kids, a station wagon, a nice house and a picket fence. Unbeknownst to all, even their children, are their true identities as Russian sleeper agents, trained to live as Americans and unearth government secrets. It’s …