May’s Hall of Fame moves back to nominating programs with a look at the great miniseries of TV history.
Fawlty Towers is one of the best sitcoms and worst hotels ever, as an American and a cadaver discover.
1957: The Xavier Cugat Show premieres A noted singer-songwriter, cartoonist and the director of the Waldorf-Astoria orchestra for sixteen years, Xavier Cugat was a consummate showman and a key figure in the rising popularity of Latin music with American audiences in the 1950s. One of his many projects was a variety show on NBC, where …
Fawlty Towers took three years off between series, and they returned better than ever.
Prime Suspect closes its fourth series by revisiting the case that once made Tennison’s career, and now threatens to unmake it.
The second installment of Prime Suspect’s fourth series once again puts Tennison on the wrong side of the establishment, but this time it feels like we’ve seen it all before.
Fawlty Towers ends its first season in style, with two of television’s most brilliantly anarchic moments.
Les has finally watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and has some thoughts on the first three seasons.
Prime Suspect splits its fourth series into shorter mysteries, and generates its most wrenching installment to date.
Fawlty Towers showcases its instant brilliance with a pair of near-flawless comedies of error.
Prime Suspect’s third series sends Jane Tennison to Vice, where she finds an old rival and a dangerous cover-up while investigating a dead rent boy.
Les begins his stay at Fawlty Towers, the John Cleese-helmed farce considered by many the most perfect sitcom ever made.
Just repeat to yourself “It’s just a show, I should really just relax.” Les Chappell looks back at his experiences with the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000.
In the second series of Prime Suspect, an unearthed skeleton leads Jane Tennison and her team to confront racism on and off the force.
The George Marlow investigation comes to a close on Prime Suspect, and the result is a hauntingly well done psychological study of both sides of the law.
This Was Television crosses the pond to begin an examination of Prime Suspect, the Helen Mirren-starring British serial considered to be one of the cornerstones of the contemporary police procedural.