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ERIC GOULD

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GERALD JORDAN

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2012
Feb
3
 
 
A horse is a horse, of course of course. If only it were that easy with Luck, a measured and at times almost mystical series devoted to the so-called "Sport of Kings" -- and degenerate gamblers. HBO took the unprecedented step of sending out all nine episodes of Season 1. And you'll pretty much win in the end if you ride this mount all the way to the finish line...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
3
 
 
The numbers, the premise, the interconnectivity and Kiefer Sutherland as a beaten-down airport baggage handler. None of these quite adds up in Fox's Touch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
22
 
 
TNT's new version of Dallas won't be premiering until sometime this summer. But the network already has the opening episode completed, and sent it to TV writers in advance of January's press tour in Pasadena. This won't be a full review by any means. Instead, consider it an extended first impression. And in that context, Dallas will be getting off to a high, wide and handsome re-start, beginning with a jolt...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
17
 
 
ABC's critically reviled Work It, canceled after a two-episode infliction, will be replaced on Valentine's night by the returning Cougar Town, ABC announced Tuesday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
16
 
 
Alcatraz doesn't lack for tourists -- and probably never will. But they might have to commission a few more boats if Fox's same-named series becomes a prime-time mainstay...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
19
 
 
Let's hear it for the Golden Globes. No, seriously. The much-maligned Hollywood Foreign Press Association by and large did an intelligent job of picking and choosing the best television has to offer in nominations announced late last week...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
8
 
 
ABC was being naughty not nice by not providing TV critics with an opportunity to review its Wednesday night Christmas-themed foursome of The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family and Happy Endings. But NBC sent a nice little packet of its ho ho ho Thursday, in which Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office and Whitney all have new Christmas-y episodes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Nov
7
 
 
History Channel thrived on combat in its formative years, offering heaping helpings of grainy war footage. Sixteen years after its launch -- and now known simply as History -- it's back to the future with a digitally remastered, highly personalized look at armed conflict...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Nov
6
 
 
Everyone gets railroaded to some degree in "Hell On Wheels", a truly gritty but not always galvanizing saga of how the west was run over by the Union Pacific. Paired with AMC's resident evil hit The Walking Dead, this is easily the best western series since HBO's Deadwood. Then again, there really hasn't been a weekly western since...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Oct
25
 
 
These are continued scary times for the ratings-parched Peacock, with two of its five September newcomers already canceled while Prime Suspect seems to be staggering toward the same fate. At least Grimm, NBC's sixth and final fall newbie, is supposed to be a frightening experience...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.  For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 
 
 

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