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2012
Apr
20
 
 
I am still smiling, and I watched HBO's three preview episodes of "Veep" ten hours ago. It's just that funny...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
On paper, who would have thought the best laughs this midseason come from a drug addict in rehab and a woman who may be dying from cancer? Showtime knows what makes us laugh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
22
 
 
I did the pilot of "Touch" a disservice when I reviewed it here a few months ago. For whatever reason, I wasn't initially receptive, didn't get it; but in the back of my mind, I wanted to re-view, in the literal sense of the word, when it returned (Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
22
 
 
"Bent" is a situation comedy in the truest sense of the word. If John McCain was "maverick-y" back in 2008, this one is "situation-y"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
3
 
 
The last few weeks have reminded me that when television is good, it just makes you happy...Enchanting characters, indelible performances, memorable moments that resonate, stories about make-believe circumstances that touch your real life. And, more surprising, shows that grab you even if you're not sure why...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
31
 
 
Mad Men and Downton Abbey -- I know. It seems odd to talk about these two shows in the same paragraph. But both shows hold up mirrors to their times. Both of them have persuaded me that I would not have been happy as a young woman in either the early 1900s or 60 years later..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
3
 
 
It's really hard to sit across from Cesar Millan -- the man who claims to know our dogs' inner lives, who communicates with them in ways we can't -- and refrain from asking the question that's uppermost in mind: "Can you tell me why my dog --?"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Nov
6
 
 
I was about as conflicted as "Hell on Wheels" antihero Cullen Bohannon, Confederate soldier turned vigilante, seeking the men responsible for the death of his wife..Bohannon's your archetypal Western hero -- driven, mysterious and glowery, yet with a nugget of goodness inside (his Yankee wife persuaded him to give his slaves their freedom), even as he murders his way across the country...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Nov
3
 
 
Technically, I may not be a Ripperologist, but I have always been fascinated by the story of the infamous serial killer who haunted London's East End in the 19th century and was never found. Years ago, I worked on the miniseries with Michael Caine, who starred as Inspector Abberline of Scotland Yard...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Oct
28
 
 
"Grimm" is, well, grim. If this were my actual review, you would think I was being obvious and ham-fisted, and maybe even a little lazy. But even if I did write something that bad, it still wouldn't be as obvious and ham-fisted and clunky as this new NBC drama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Theresa Corigliano

Theresa Corigliano has loved and worked in the television business, in some way or another, since she was old enough to read the TV Guide that came through the mail slot every Thursday. Even back then, though she wasn't bright enough to invent it, she wondered why TiVo didn't exist. She has been a television critic, a network and a studio executive, and has toiled in production and as a writer. She is completely aware that she has quirky tastes, and welcomes your comments agreeing or challenging same.
 
 
 
 

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