Sight unseen, George Stroumboulopoulos can’t hurt. That’s another way of saying that I have never watched Hockey Night in Canada’s soon-to-be new host on TV, except for CBC promos of his talk show during commercial breaks. So shoot me. Then […]
‘The Simpsons’ say farewell to ‘Edna Krabappel’
The same day that Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new Cosmos series premiered to rave reviews, talk show host Craig Ferguson announced at SXSW that he’ll be producing a science show based on the popular Facebook series I Fucking Love Science. Fuck yeah.Read mor…
After nearly 50 years, Star Trek is still transporting us. But which Star Trek? There have been so many, and we all have our own favorites. It’s not just generational, either — it’s personal. Here’s a handy* guide to what your favorite version of Star Trek says about you.
In 1980, Carl Sagan opened his series Cosmos with these words, capturing both the immensity and intimacy of the universe. Now, thirty four years later, Neil DeGrasse Tyson stands on the same seaside promontory Sagan used to open his program to introdu…
Strombo to anchor Rogers’s NHL coverage, beginning this fall
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The Gravity and Children of Men director brings is tale of a superpowered girl to television—will Believe reaffirm our faith in Cuarón or leave us with doubts? Plus, From Dusk Till Dawn is reborn as a TV series, Lady Sif teams up with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Cosmos takes us through the wonders of evolution. Check out more details below!
Last night, Resurrection premiered and valiantly tried to put its mark on the “loved ones back from the dead” idea. And, thanks to the cast and a commitment to a exploring these ideas in depth, it mostly succeeds.
George Stroumboulopoulos’ decade-long tenure as nightly talk show host has come to an end, CBC announced Monday. “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” will end after this season. Program aired on CBC for 10 years. #strombo— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) March 10, 2014 […]
The gang continues to be separated in The Walking Dead, and “Alone” continues to forgo major developments (barring one) in order to continue to focus on the characters. Not much happens, but it doesn’t happen so much better than TWD used to be.
‘Enemy’ and ‘Gabrielle’ dominate the film prizes; ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Call Me Fitz’ and ‘Jack’ win TV trophies
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So much good stuff in this new trailer, you guys. A Bolton family reunion! The Titan of Braavos! Jaime getting his groove pack! Unhappy Starks and Snows! Dragon play-time! And, as usual, Daenerys being a stone-cold badass! Oh, April 2nd can’t get her…
Rogers Media confirmed at 11:30 a.m. ET Friday what the Canadian sports media world was discussing since it was first tweeted by Bob McKenzie of TSN on Sunday night: George Stroumboulopoulos will join the new NHL broadcast squad this fall. […]
Big Telecom is running scared of cord-cutters – and is doing what it takes to block them from watching their favourite shows online. It looks like Rogers is even planning to block Canadians from watching Hockey Night online. They want to trap Canadians in expensive and outdated service plans – and they’re using their power and control to do so. It’s not too late to push back by telling decision-makers at the CRTC to put Canadians first when it comes to our digital future.
Have you cut the cord from your television service recently – or are you considering it? If so, you’ve probably noticed it’s getting more difficult to watch the content you want online. The reason is clear – Big Telecom is terrified of cord-cutters and is determined to do what it takes to trap Canadians in their expensive TV service plans.
In lesser, less serious hands, The Vikings would be ripe for parody. Viking sagas can be frightfully silly, after all, full of burly, bearded men spouting incoherent nonsense and whacking each other over the head with blunt axes. As the […]
Supernatural has reached a kind of emotional event horizon where the Winchesters are concerned. After so many repetitive tear-jerking conflicts, they’ve collapsed into a kind of drama singularity, from which no real emotion can escape. But last night…
Last night’s Person of Interest was a fun, fast-paced number of the week episode. But it also hinted that we might have a new kind of bad guy on the horizon who is obsessed with Finch the way the Joker is with Batman. Spoilers ahead.Read more… …
Sometimes a movie, book or TV show can be cool, and have interesting characters, and tons of avid fans — but you just can’t bring yourself to like it, because the premise makes no damn sense to you. Which great science fiction or fantasy universe could you not appreciate because of a flaw in the basic idea?
With its second season almost wrapped, the 2012 French TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles — based on the adult scifi/fantasy magazine we know as Heavy Metal — will finally premiere on the Syfy Channel this April. There’s slave girls, spaceships, and guys with swords trying to take out giant robots. Interested?
NEW YORK — It couldn’t have worked out better if they planned it. But then again, on The Americans, history has a funny way of working out. With the Sochi Olympics shining a bright spotlight on former KGB officer Vladimir […]
Some villains strive for wealth and power. Some villains strive for glory. But a surprising number of villains are motivated solely by their tangled relationships with the hero. These are love-hate relationships, in which the villain just wants to impr…
Survivor has uncorked some ripping good seasons over the years, and others where watching pretend survivalists try to outwit, outplay and outlast each other has been a little like watching a leaky boat cast adrift on an ebbing tide. It’s […]
Alas, this will be the very last season of the Americanized Being Human. We will deeply miss the cast’s witty banter. But on the brighter side, here’s a super-sweet video of the cast saying goodbye to fans. Read more…
It’s still one of the greatest magazines about science fiction of all time, and you can read Starlog for free over at the Internet Archive. The first issue includes a great look at Star Trek from the perspective of a mid-1970s fan, plus a look at how S…
This week’s Almost Human takes us back into the world of the beautiful and brilliant genetically engineered “chromes”—people whose parents used their wealth an prestige to purchase perfect lives. But in a world where perfection can be achieved through technology, some people will do anything to become perfect.
We all wish that “the one” would come along every season, but let’s face it. You probably won’t fall deeply in love with a new TV series every year — or even every decade. There are only a few that are ultra-special. What was your most recent experience of true TV love?
Last night’s Star-Crossed was really keen to make sure you were aware of the show’s central theme: That Emery and Roman come from two separate worlds, and they can’t be together because their worlds are separate. Here’s a handy 30-second compilation o…
Last night, Intelligence had its first entirely-Gabriel focused episode in a while. And while this episode seemed specifically written to show how awesome Gabriel is, instead it proved, once and for all, just how useless he is. Spoilers ahead…Read mo…
Given an opportunity to assemble a cold-case squad for a new true-crime reality TV show, detective-turned-professor Mike Arntfield chose an unlikely crew. More brains than brawn and with no formal police training, his team of murder sleuths included a biological anthropologist […]
Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, an inspiring, informative documentary of the life and turbulent times of Angela Davis is bringing to light the impact she had on America and the world. Revealed are the details of Davis’s experiences as […]
Gotham is one of this fall’s most anticipated new TV shows: the story of Jim Gordon and Gotham City, years before Batman. We obtained what appears to be a draft of the first episode, although it could be fake or draft that will change a lot before filming. If the script is for real, then Gotham has some terrific potential — but it also may have much bigger issues than Batman being 12 years old.
Question: What sucks worse — being a werewolf on Bitten, because you have no other powers than to occasionally turn into a slightly-larger-than-normal wolf, or being a member of the Danvers pack, since you are completely incapable of dealing with any kind of conflict?
We mentioned it briefly when the report about the potential Farscape movie, but screenwriter Justin Monjo is also working adapting George C. Chesbro’s novels The Beasts Of Valhalla into a scifi series for HBO, with the lead role written specifically fo…
‘Late Night’ debut suffers SNL overload
Everyone likes an underdog, but that doesn’t mean you’ll watch a new TV drama about underdogs, no matter how promising it looks. Mind Games, a post-Olympics midseason drama about two ne’er-do-well brothers who run a problem-solving firm that uses psychological […]