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2014
Oct
23
 
 
Anything can happen and an awful lot does in NBC’s first episode of Constantine. Friday’s crazily paced, head-spinning premiere may be elementary to those familiar with the Hellblazer DC Comics series on which it’s based. Most viewers won’t be so versed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
13
 
 
As sitcom setups go, the opening minutes of NBC’s Marry Me may be the best you’ll see this season -- on a new or returning series. It’s a brilliantly conceived rant and recant introduction of principal characters Jake and Annie (Ken Marino, Casey Wilson)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
13
 
 
A luminous young star can work wonders for any premise. Which Gina Rodriguez does as the title character in The CW’s Jane the Virgin. She’s arguably the most engaging newcomer of the fall season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
8
 
 
American Horror Story’s fourth installment, subtitled Freak Show, premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 8th. Expect to reap a wealth of depravity and disfigurement during what very much looks to be the best reincarnation yet of a bold, disturbing franchise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
29
 
 
Even at the height of its ratings powers, The Cosby Show stood accused in some quarters of not being black enough. A generation later, the new ABC family comedy black-ish makes that same criticism from within the show itself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
29
 
 
How to Get Away with Murder is joining holdover hits Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal... Murder is driven by bare-knuckled law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating, brought to vibrant life by Oscar nominee Viola Davis...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
18
 
 
Fox is taking a big, bold swing with Gotham. And it packs a solid first punch with this hardly comic prequel to the Batman playlist. Premiering Monday night, Gotham has a cinematic big-screen look, a vivid, well-cast ensemble of characters and some violence that’s anything but cartoonish...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
17
 
 
The 12-year-old narrator remains in a coma, which alone makes Fox’s new Red Band Society a unique departure from the mushrooming narrative norm. Then there’s the welcome casting of Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) in the lead role of Nurse Jackson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
5
 
 
Let it be said that she spoke her mind. Joan Rivers was the Howard Cosell of comedians. People loved to hate her, hated to love her. Or teeter-tottered between the two extremes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
25
 
 
The Emmys are coming, and you’re certainly entitled to yawn if you’d like. Taking its turn in the four-network rotation, NBC will be carrying what they still like to call “Television’s Biggest Night..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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