The Mentalist Solves Crimes

by Margot F. February 11th, 2016
The Mentalist is a one hour crime drama on CBS. The plot follows the eccentric character Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) as he helps solve crimes for the police. Initially, Jane works for the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the supervision of Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney). By Season Six, CBI has
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Downton Abbey: Public Television That Isn’t Dull

by Elizabeth Gunto February 4th, 2016
Downton Abbey, a British period television series following Earl Grantham, his family, and their help downstairs, is a good example of what happens when you give a soap opera a decent budget and an historical setting. Downton Abbey may be an upstairs/downstairs soap opera with a better production value, but that's nothing to be ashamed of. From its emotive opening theme, which is performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, to Maggie Smith's endearing witticisms, Downton Abbey amounts
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Gold Rush

by T Akery January 28th, 2016
Gold Rush is a show on Discovery Channel about the struggles to find gold endured by some prospectors that agreed to be on television. Among them is Parker, a kid who is discovering how hard it is to run an operation. Todd Hoffman is trying to make his name in South America this season. Fred Hurt has moved on from his glory hole to mine another part of his land. Along with the main gold miners, there is a
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  • Almost Human

    by Ronald A. Rowe January 21st, 2016
    Almost Human has been a pleasant surprise as a late entrant in the fall television season. After the show’s late premier was made even later by Fox’s last-minute decision to push it back by two weeks, the series stated life with two strikes against it. But heavy promotion and a dearth of competition during the extended winter break evened the odds a bit. From that mostly level playing field,
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  • Alicia Florrick — Strong and Resilient

    by Margot F. January 14th, 2016
    Alicia Florrick ( Julianna Margulies) is the central character in the riveting legal drama The Good Wife shown on CBS. In January 2014, the show won the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Network TV Drama in part because of the engaging storyline.

    In the pilot, a stone-faced Alicia stands beside her disgraced husband Peter Florrick (Chris North) in front of the cameras when he resigns as state’s attorney because of
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  • What to Watch? It’s Elementary, My Dear.

    by Ronald A. Rowe January 7th, 2016
    Early in the 2012-2013 television season I went on record as calling Elementary the best new show on TV. Midway through the 2013-2014 season, I can say that the hit CBS drama has only gotten better. In addition to the central characters, Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson, over the course of the first one and a half seasons we have also been introduced to some of the supporting cast
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