Jessica Jones


dvr this Streaming on Netflix Marvel’s team up with Netflix produced last winter’s Daredevil, easily the best television show about a superhero ever made, and now they’ve given us the remarkable Jessica Jones. Jessica (Krysten Ritter) is a private investigator living and working in the same New York neighborhood as Daredevil and his alter ego […]

Flesh and Bone


dvr this Starz, Sundays, 8 p.m. One of the writers of Breaking Bad decided to make a dark drama about ballet dancers, and the comparison to Black Swan are obvious. But Flesh and Blood is not about madness; it’s about struggle and ego. Sarah Hay plays Claire, destined for greatness on stage but harboring a […]



CBS, Mondays, 8 p.m. CBS’s Supergirl is based on Superman’s cousin’s heroic adventures in Los Angeles-like National City. Avoiding the darkness of the DC heroes’ films, Supergirl, like The Flash, is bright and cheery, positive and inspiring. As Kara Danvers and Supergirl, the titular Kryptonian refugee who becomes super-powered under the Earth’s yellow sun, Melissa […]

Please Like Me


dvr this Pivot, Friday Oct. 16, 10 p.m. A few weeks ago, I instructed my readers to catch up on Please Like Me before the third season premier, which is Oct. 16. The Australian comedy about the comedy of star Josh Thomas is a gay love child of Girls and Louie, both brilliantly funny and […]

Please Like Me


dvr this Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me is what HBO’s Girls would be if it were gay, Australian, and not irritating. Thomas is preternaturally talented and very young (like Lena Dunham), and he has written every episode of Please Like Me’s two seasons. Thomas plays Josh, who in the first episode gets dumped by his […]

Fear the Walking Dead


dvr this AMC, Sunday, Aug. 23, 9 p.m. The first spinoff of AMC’s wildly popular zombie apocalypse soap opera The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead focused on the first few weeks of the zombie epidemic that is in full swing when the original show started. The publicists don’t want us to call it a […]

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

On Netflix dvr this   Michael Showalter and David Wain’s 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer is funny but is particularly impressive for having cast so many eventually super-famous people: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and Ken Marino joined already or at-the-time famous Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, Zak Orth and Marguerite […]

True Detective


dvr this HBO, Sundays, 9 p.m., repeated multiple times during the week True Detective was a sensation last year. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey’s portrayals of damaged Louisiana detectives hunting a serial killer were epic. For the second season, creator Nic Pizzolatto has left the South and landed in L.A., with the four main stars […]



dvr this First season streaming on Netflix Netflix’s latest binge-fest is a science fiction mindbender from the Wachowskis called Sense8. Eight different people from all over the world are mysteriously psychically connected by a dying woman (Daryl Hannah) pursued by black-clad villains. The thriller aspect of the story is less interesting than the individual dramas […]


dvr this Starz, Saturday, May 30, 6 p.m. The finale of the first season of Outlander airs May 30. The show is about British World War II nurse Claire Beauchamp (Caitriona Balfe) who is transported two centuries in the past to 18th century Scotland. How this happens is somewhat irrelevant, but the proto-feminist fish out […]

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