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Television Archive

June 18, 2007
Flight of the Conchords

Think of Flight of the Conchords as Cheech and Chong in the East Village, or Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Alphabet City, or Vladimir and Estragon Do CBGB.

June 18, 2007

After a lackluster season three, in which every story line felt wearily familiar as the gang ambled ever more aimlessly around L.A., the show seemed in serious need of a reboot.

June 18, 2007
There Goes the Neighborhood

In Meadowlands, a whole town is under surveillance— which doesn’t prevent some truly creepy behavior.

June 11, 2007
Holy Water

John From Cincinnati, HBO’s new surf drama, offers an unlikely mix of salty spirituality and gnarly waves.

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.

May 7, 2007
The Donk-Donk Dynasty

As Law & Order founders, SVU still thrives, thanks to sex, sadism, and two very screwed-up cops.

April 23, 2007
Not With a Bada-Bing, But a Whimper

Among returning dramas, The Sopranos hogs the attention. But though it started out great, it never got better.

March 26, 2007
The Wedding Bells

Why executive producer David E. Kelley should be so hard on marriage is a mystery to me. After all, isn’t he married to Michelle Pfeiffer?

March 26, 2007
Pilgrimage to Karbala

Karbala, in Iraq, is the site of the murder and butchering of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson in 680 A.D., in this remarkable Wide Angle documentary from Kevin Sim.

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