David Haller in "Legion"

The show focuses less on its Marvel origins, taking a more cinematic approach towards telling an intimate and introspective story.

Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson

For a couple that was previously married for 10 years, there was almost no chemistry between the two of them — either romantic as ex-lovers or argumentative as newly divorced.

The guys of "Silicon Valley"

The beginning of season five has me cautiously optimistic.

Zach Braff in "Alex, Inc."

The concept may sound very niche and millennial, perhaps even a little bit boring, but this is Zach Braff we’re talking about.

Bill Hader in "Barry"

Barry Berkman (Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”) is just your average guy, perhaps worryingly so. Literally, he ticks all the boxes. He’s presumably middle-aged, lives in the Midwest and is going through a crisis of sorts.

"The Wire"

There’s even a hint of inner-city Steinbeck to the “The Wire” with its lucidity and reverence for the downtrodden. In so many ways, the show functions as a rich, sprawling novel.

"The Mechanism" on Netflix

While perhaps entertaining, there are dangerous undertones to the thread of series and movies that utilize the stereotype that Latin America is nothing more than a crime-infested drug hub.


Given that the first storyline turns out to be a disappointment, it will be interesting to see how the show will move forward.

Interview with Ned Rice

University of Michigan alumnus Ned Rice, ’83, has worked at many late-night television shows, including “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He found his passion for comedy while at the University, writin

"Mad Men"

Period dramas had been done before and since, but few have the ability of “Mad Men” to fully engross you into the world it portrays.