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2014
Apr
15
 
 
Billy Bob Thornton’s malevolent Lorne Malvo prowls through FX’s Fargo like the Mayhem Man in those current-day Allstate insurance commercials. He’s much deadlier, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
26
 
 
Justin Halpern is still writing what he knows -- which still isn’t much more than sitcoms about hard-ass dads who bedevil their sons and always say the wrong thing until they say the right thing. Fox’s Surviving Jack shows considerable progress, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
13
 
 
True fans of HBO’s True Detective have seen the Season 1 finale by now -- many of them more than once no doubt. If you aren't one of them, DON’T READ ANY FURTHER.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
22
 
 
C’mon viewers, go for it. There are promising signs that About a Boy will grow on you and only get better...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
1
 
 
Turner Classic Movies continues to perform quite a service for humanity with its annual "31 Days of Oscar," now in its 19th year. This year, with a new documentary special, the network gets extra credit...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
8
 
 
Never fear. The Harlan County, KY of FX’s Justified remains mostly dirty to the touch, a breeding ground for knuckle-draggers and other forms of low-life... But even by its standards, Tuesday's Season 5 premiere episode was a mayhem-filled blood-dripper...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
7
 
 
Rugged good looks, a chiseled physique and an inclination toward insubordination are pretty much standard operating equipment for CBS’s latter-day stream of crimefighters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
4
 
 
PBS’s two-hour Season 4 launch of Downton Abbey easily could be subtitled “Waiting for Lady Mary to Snap Out of It"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
15
 
 
Here comes Psych: The Musical, a nicely done two-hour whodunit whose signature song is “Under Santa Barbara Skies"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
13
 
 
In the TV categories, it’s again no contest. The much-ridiculed Hollywood Foreign Press Association remains way more forward-thinking than Screen Actors Guild...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.

For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 
 

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