Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Billie Piper, and Timothy Dalton star in 'Penny Dreadful,' the superb Showtime Gothic horror series.

‘Penny Dreadful: Seasons 1-2’ – Delicious Gothic horror on Netflix and Showtime Anytime

The very title Penny Dreadful captures the mood of this original series, which was created for Showtime by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Logan. It was the nickname given to cheap horror novels, and while this show is anything but cheap, it is filled with dread and unease. Penny Dreadful stirs the characters of the iconic British […]

The cast of NBC's 'Hannibal,' starring Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne, and Mads Mikkelsen

‘Hannibal: Seasons 1-3’ on Amazon Prime

Hannibal: Seasons 1-3 (2013-2015) reimagines the universe created by author Thomas Harris in the cycle of novels that began with Red Dragon and introduced Dr. Hannibal Lecter to the world. Freely drawing inspiration for the novels and characters, creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller images the relationship between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (played with enigmatic intensity and cool […]

Avery Brooks takes command of the third 'Star Trek' TV series 'Deep Space Nine.' Seven seasons available.

The Complete ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ on Amazon Prime

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Seasons 1-7 (1993-1999), the generation after Next, began its seven season tour of duty aboard a rust-bucket space station in 1993, while The Next Generation was still flying strong. In fact, Enterprise Captain Picard makes an appearance in tumultuous the two part opening, “Emissary,” to convince Commander Sisko (Avery […]

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in the A&E series 'Bates Motel'

‘Bates Motel’ – Season 3 open for business on Netflix

Bates Motel: Season 3 continues the story of Norman Bates: the early years. The “prequel” story to Psycho, about the teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), takes Norman from awkward high school boy to psychologically troubled kid with murderous blackouts and hallucinations that blossoms into a full-blown split personality. Along […]

Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson in the TV series 'Person of Interest'

‘Person of Interest: Season Four’ on Netflix

Person of Interest is one of my favorite shows currently on a broadcast network, and after four years it has managed to keep its high-concept premise—a covert homeland security surveillance program identifies potential murders that a private team of operatives attempt to stop—in focus while expanding the series with characters strong and consistently interesting and […]