- February 3, 2003
- Can You Dig It?
ABC's mid-season adventure series Veritas: The Quest could do more for archaeologists than anything since Harrison Ford and Karen Allen got together in Raider of the Lost Ark.
- March 31, 2003
- The Teflon Mayor
Though loosely based on a critical biography, USA’s biopic of our last mayor comes across more as hagiography, as if 9/11 were the only event that defined his thorny tenure.
- April 7, 2003
- Saving Grace
Christine Lahti plays a doctor who performed abortions at Auschwitz to save her patients from certain death—only to be questioned later as an American émigré.
- June 23, 2003
- A Very Private I
Monk, in the person of Tony Shalhoub, returns for a second season of sleuthing and neuroses. Sex and the City begins its endgame with matrimony in sight.
- October 30, 2006
- Things That Go Clunk in the Night
Here come the TV screamies: quickie horror flicks that put the “low” in “Halloween.”
- May 28, 2007
- Serious Reservations
HBO’s Western epic is thoughtful, gorgeous, well acted— and wearyingly familiar.
- May 7, 2007
- An Extreme Danger to Society
America argues that no other country should lock up juveniles for life—which is ironic, given that we have 2,000 times more prisoners like that than the rest of the world combined.
- October 22, 2007
- Sing for the Money
Viva Laughlin soft-shoes its way into treacherous territory: the TV musical.
- October 15, 2007
- Charmed and Dangerous
A sultry Angie Harmon makes The Women’s Murder Club a pleasure; Life feels more like punishment.
- October 8, 2007
- 'Five Days'
Be thankful that this BBC co-production takes its sweet time exploring the story of a blonde young mother and her two small mixed-race children who disappear from a roadside in the suburbs outside London.