Submitted for your approval: Rod Serling, a writer whose mix of science fiction, fantasy, and social commentary results in the most celebrated and respected anthology series of all time.
Ian Richardson stars in the original BBC miniseries about the most seductively ruthless politician you’ve ever had the pleasure to watch claw his way to the top (over the corpses of his rivals).
The acclaimed drama set in a high school in a small Texas town is not so much a sports drama as a drama about people whose lives were—for better and for worse—defined by sports.
Dan Harmon’s comedy of life in community college is a smart, savvy, snappy comedy on the same comic wavelength as ’30 Rock,’ aimed at young adult sensibilities but with a mix of social satire, creatively exaggerated stereotypes, and lots of very clever pop culture parodies.
TV crime show and romantic fantasy meet as urban mythology in the original modern TV fairy tale starring Linda Hamilton as a beautiful crusading lawyer and Ron Perlman as a tender-hearted man-beast.
The Knick (2014-2015), a medical drama period piece set at a struggling hospital in 1900 New York City, is the project to which Steven Soderbergh committed himself after he announced his retirement from filmmaking. So instead of directing a film, he directed all twenty episodes of the two seasons of this original series. Clive Owen […]
The Muppet Show: Complete Series (1977-1981) is the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational variety show to ever hit prime time. More than forty years later, it’s still funny, fast-paced, utterly madcap, and tremendous fun. Jim Henson was already a household name for bringing his Muppets to Sesame Street but his ambitions took him in all […]
Somewhere between Dawson’s Creek and Booksmart is the sharp, funny, and surprisingly poignant high school dram-edy (for lack of a better word) Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000). Linda Cardellini grounds the series as Junior Lindsay, the former class brain who rejects her place in the school hierarchy and, in startling identity crisis, gravitates toward the school […]