A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath is a compelling series that enlightens with emotional, painful stories from those who’ve left the church.
GSN’s latest talent competition is Window Warriors, which challenges retail display merchandisers to create windows for real-world brands.
Animal Planet’s new series Ocean Warriors picks up where Whale Wars left off, following not just Sea Shepherd, but others who work to save the oceans.
Antarctica is an abstraction: nothing but miles and miles of ice, inhabited only by sea life and the occasional expedition. That was my conception of the seventh and southernmost continent on our planet before I watched Continent 7: Antarctica (National Geographic, Tuesdays at 10), which quickly expands what Antarctica is, showing it to be a place full of life—and not just… continue reading
A review of American Horror Story: Roanoke, which attempted to satirize reality TV twice with “My Roanoke Nightmare” and “Return to Roanoke.”
A review of National Geographic’s new series Mars, which alternates between actual documentary footage in 2016 and a fictional 2033 trip to Mars.
A review of VH1’s mostly pleasurable, though somewhat stilted premiere of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, a playful talk show on a kitchen set.
A review of Showtime’s The Circus, which follows Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, and Mark McKinnon on the campaign trail, and shows how the media makes news.
Lifetime’s Project Runway: Fashion Startup may be a version of Shark Tank, but it’s one that does some things differently and succeeds as a result.
Networks increasingly want celebrity names attached to reality shows, but LeBron James’ absence from his show Cleveland Hustles shows how pointless that is.
Logo’s Finding Prince Charming, the gay dating show, could have done something original. Instead, it cast a boring bachelor and badly copied The Bachelor.
A review of CBS’ now two-part, four-hour The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, which tries very very hard as it presents old and new evidence about her murder.
A review of Discovery Channel’s Taking Fire, which takes us into combat in Afghanistan through first-person footage. The result is stunning and brutal.
A review of Amazon’s second unscripted series, Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, which is more human and universal than Netflix’s beautiful Chef’s Table.
A review of NBC’s Better Late Than Never, on which William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman, Henry Winkler, and Jeff Dye travel together.