This week’s interview with Dan “Dragon” Spohn, who is competing for a UFC contract on “The Ultimate Fighter,” has us thinking of who we’d like to see face-off in a fight. Let’s ring the bell on these 10 killer bouts.
It’s been nearly four years since “The Boondocks” was on television, and this will be the final season of the series. Unfortunately, creator Aaron McGruder isn’t involved with this season, which makes for uneven episodes. I screened the second and fourth episodes of Season 4 — it’s odd the premiere wasn’t made available — and while there are some good moments, something is missing.
Through only two episodes, this season of “Game of Thrones” has already been epic. Season 3 was the best so far, but I’ve got an inkling Season 4 might exceed it. MAJOR TV SPOILERS — I HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS — AHEAD. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT’S EPISODE, STOP READING NOW.
When I asked my friend Dan if he wanted to join me for the new Kevin Costner movie about the Cleveland Browns, he declined saying, “They probably come out on top in the end, which would require me to suspend way too much disbelief.”
FX has long been one of the smartest, most progressive television networks in terms of its original series, offering some of the best comedies and dramas currently on TV and embracing original premises and new concepts regularly. Adapting the Coen Brothers’ award-winning 1996 film “Fargo” into a 10-episode “limited series” is the latest intelligent creative endeavor.
As a valued member of the Columbus film criticism community, I am sometimes asked to share my immediate reactions by studio representatives after a screening. Trying to digest “Under the Skin” instantly was a near-impossible task.
Since FX will premiere its spin-off of the Coen Brothers’ classic “Fargo” next week, we got to thinking about other movies that would make great television series. Here are 10 of our favorites and how they could work on a weekly basis. Sorry Bolshevik Revolution fans, “Doctor Zhivago” just missed out.
As “Mad Men” enters its final run — seven episodes this spring and seven more in 2015 — it’s coming off what some (including myself) consider its worst season. Now, even though Season 6 was my least favorite, it was still one of the best shows to air on TV last year. (I ranked it fourth, behind “Breaking Bad,” “The Americans” and “Game of Thrones,” in that order.)