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Television Review: ‘Champions’

★★★★☆ Mindy Kaling’s new NBC show “Champions” packs heart, humor and pop culture references, but the sitcom falls into a pattern reminiscent of “The Mindy Project.” The show follows failed college baseball player Vince, played by Anders Holm, as he runs his deceased father’s gym in Brooklyn. In the pilot,[Read More…]


Netflix Series ‘Ugly Delicious’ Provides a New Perspective on the Culinary World

Breaking away from the monotonous “food porn” Instagram accounts and features on high-class chefs that have dominated food dialogue in the past five years, “Ugly Delicious” is a refreshing documentary series that, instead of focusing on taste, details the stories behind how food is made and who creates it. David[Read More…]

by March 9, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Television Review: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

Television Review: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

★★★☆☆  The last time Asian-Americans were the focus of a sitcom, Nelson Mandela’s election ended the South African apartheid and “Pulp Fiction” had just been released. While ABC’s new sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” will technically be the second show to cross this barrier, Margaret Cho’s “All American Girl” was[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Season Three looks set to further explore Danny and Mindy's new relationship.

Television Review: ‘The Mindy Project’

★★★★☆ “The Mindy Project” is back and as good as ever with a new couple, a new character and the same funny outlook. When we last checked in with the doctors and nurses at Shulman & Associates, Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) found themselves atop the[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
TV Review: ‘Houdini’

TV Review: ‘Houdini’

★★☆☆☆ A scene opens on a tall bridge, a muscular yet gawky brunette man covered with chains, a frozen river with a small hole in the surface, a large crowd: There are plenty of things that could be happening here, but the opening scene of the History Channel’s newest fictional[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Television Review: ‘True Detective’

Television Review: ‘True Detective’

5/5 stars HBO’s “True Detective,” which just concluded its first season, is certainly unnerving — and not just because it chronicles two blunt, hard-edged homicide detectives searching for a satanic serial killer for 17 years in worn-down, bucolic Louisiana. Buried underneath is the exploration into the relationship between two tragically[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Forgotten Television Season a Mixed Bag

Forgotten Television Season a Mixed Bag

May is traditionally the month where movie theaters stop showing low-budget horror movies and would-be Oscar bait and start showcasing blockbusters meant to make as much money as possible. What happens on your television screen in the summer, however, tends to be the exact opposite. The summer television season is[Read More…]

by May 16, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Netflix Show Captures Political Drama

Netflix Show Captures Political Drama

4/5 stars Netflix has done it again. First, it contributed to Blockbuster’s bankruptcy with on-demand DVDs and online streaming. Now, Netflix is gunning for network and cable television with its first original series, “House of Cards.” The online structure frees Netflix from the formatting and content constraints of regular television.[Read More…]

by February 13, 2013 0 comments The Guide
A Forecast of Winter TV

A Forecast of Winter TV

For all of you TV addicts out there, it’s time to take advantage of the lull that comes with the beginning of the semester. You may be excited for your favorite shows to return to the air this winter, but there are a few new programs that have either already[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Magnetic Start to Final Season of ‘Breaking Bad’

This is the way the show ends: not with a bang but at a Denny’s. Four years ago, the world was introduced to Walter White. Our first glimpse showed the high school chemistry teacher, a quiet, smart and understanding man, sitting peacefully in the kitchen with his family. His wife Skyler soon[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 0 comments The Guide