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Television Archive

July 20, 1998
In Brief: "The Net" and "Sins of the City"
June 22, 1998
In Brief: "A Bright Shining Lie"
June 8, 1998
Urban Anthropology

Public television stayed away from "More Tales of the City," leaving Showtime to pick up the sequel to a series that’s sharp if not Balzac.

May 11, 1998
Hardy Folk

Paloma Baeza is a ravishing siren in "Far From the Madding Crowd."

May 4, 1998
Smart Alex

Alexander the Great cut a 20,000-mile swath across Africa, Europe, and Asia -- and all we got was this spirited travelogue.

April 27, 1998
In Brief: "Painted Lady"
April 27, 1998
Absolutely Mab

Whatever Queen Mab is doing in NBC's blithe, star-bedecked "Merlin" remains a mystery; so is Miranda Richardson's blue-lipped performance.

April 20, 1998
In Brief: "The Tale of Sweeney Todd"
April 20, 1998
Grave New World

NBC spins Aldous Huxley's prescient, take-no-prisoners novel about a sated society into just another heavy-handed nighttime soap opera.

April 6, 1998

An HBO series recaptures the roller-coaster thrills of the race to the moon -- without glossing over the fatal shortcuts.

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