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By Joe Diliberto Posted: Nov 16, 2009
AMC launched the first two installments of its six-part remake of the British series THE PRISONER last night, and I can honestly say this is not your grandfather's PRISONER. And that's not a good thing: The show is as dry as the desert that surrounds the Village on all sides.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Nov 11, 2009
Tonight is the night that Gleeks everywhere will get a chance to convert their skeptical friends into true believers when GLEE airs its most moving episode so far this season.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Nov 4, 2009
The new version of V is designed to be a reboot, but tacking on the conventions of our current TV landscape calls attention to the familiarity of the concept. Of course a little of this is part-and-parcel of being a remake, and thus unavoidable, however, everything that is being ladled on top is also all too familiar. V feels like we've seen it all before because we have seen it all before. Literally.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Nov 2, 2009
MAD MEN set itself a tall order in dealing with a historical moment as well-documented as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but the Emmy-winning AMC drama succeeded in evoking what it felt like to get the news that the president had been suddenly murdered. (BTW, Walter Cronkite's legendary announcement came when he cut into AS THE WORLD TURNS.)
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Oct 29, 2009
The moment he first appeared on Tuesday, wriggling his eyebrows and asking Elizabeth, "Remember me?"
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Oct 28, 2009
I have to give mad props to MAD MEN's Jon Hamm for his moving confession scene in this week's episode.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Oct 22, 2009
I am really glad that GLEE is on the air, and that Fox has picked up the back nine, giving it a full season of 22 episodes.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Oct 21, 2009
It looks like last night was my last time watching the rebooted MELROSE PLACE, because the clichés are so overwhelming that it feels like I've seen it all before.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Oct 14, 2009
I've been sort of watching THE GOOD WIFE; I have it on so I can listen and occasionally glance at it while doing other things, but my colleague Mala has really been stumping for it, so I made the effort to pay attention to last night's episode — and was rewarded with an interesting story of suspected jury-tampering.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Oct 13, 2009
I was all set to drop HEROES when, just in the nick of time, this week's episode turned out to be pretty good.