Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:07pm
NBC

Rather than crafting a story that will organically offer up emotional gravitas, “The Village” exploits elements that will guarantee cheap sympathy.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 11:52pm
Bioware

The rage of gamers is a force powerful enough to plummet sales, topple studio executives and make some game publishers file for bankruptcy. So, when “Anthem,” an experience hyped up to be so good it would pacify the screams of every dissatisfied gamer, actually turned out to be trash, anger ignited like never before. The failure of “Anthem” is the most recent instance in a long history of studios promising an experience that their game doesn’t deliver on.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 11:28pm
Maxwell Schwarz

If you take “Turn Up Charlie” for what it is — a casual show about a DJ nanny — then there’s enough charm to salvage it. It’s meant to be an outrageous, feel-good show, and it honestly achieved that feat.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4:30pm
Bob Saget

“Videos After Dark” is perhaps Bob Saget’s driest return to television possible. He makes his comeback as the host of this show after hosting “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for eight years, from 1989 to 1997.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4:25pm
"Queer Eye"

“All things keep getting better,” goes the “Queer Eye” theme song, a pulsing, techno-dance anthem that always manages to get the dopamine factories churning. This is a show about striving toward self-improvement and recognizing betterment not as a stopping point, but as a way forward. And against the backdrop of a world decidedly not getting better, there’s something about that conceit that makes it the most uplifting thing on television.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:28pm
"Wedding Crashers"

TV Beat Editor Ally Owens revisited a 2000s classic in “Wedding Crashers” over break – here’s what she thought.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:47pm
HBO

The renaissance of television has experienced a renaissance within itself — one of representation. Though media representation is nowhere near matched to the population of the United States, it is on the rise, from primetime comedies to Disney Channel originals.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:43pm
Oprah and Gayle

Neither spends much time on the question of separating the art from the artist — that’s the sort of thorny dilemma that doesn’t make for a compact primetime special. But what Winfrey and King both do well is to give their viewers the tools to make those decisions for themselves.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:39pm
Amazon Prime Studios

In an age where captivating, thrilling TV has somehow become dime a dozen, “The Widow” offers little of note to make it stand out in this crowded field.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:25pm
Bravo

This is a show whose only aim seems to present the strangeness or general ordinariness of rich Mexicans.