Limitless Is Turning Into a Light-Hearted Comedy and I'm Pretty OK With It

Limitless started out last week as a dark sci-fi drama filled with ailing fathers and a botched superdrug that ravages the human body. Last night, its second episode took a sharp turn into light-hearted territory, with comic book-style speech bubbles floating in the air and James Bond fantasy sequences. I’m all about… »9/30/15 1:21pm9/30/15 1:21pm

Doctor Who and the Deconstruction of the Daleks

Tonight’s Doctor Who episode continues the show’s recent trend of deconstructing the Daleks, his armored “space Nazi” adversaries. And just like with the recent “Asylum of the Daleks” and “Into the Dalek,” we discover that Dalek nature is both sadder and more complicated than we’d previously thought. »9/27/15 8:40am9/27/15 8:40am

Heroes Reborn Will Probably Not Make You Pray for the Sweet Release of Death

Here’s the good news: In the pantheon of Heroes television, Heroes Reborn is actually all right. It wasn’t nearly as gripping as the original show’s zeitgeist-grabbing first season, but it also wasn’t as terrible and/or boring as the show’s godawful second, third, and fourth seasons. »9/25/15 12:50pm9/25/15 12:50pm

How The Hell Did They Screw Up The Muppets So Badly?

Seriously, I’m asking, because I don’t know the answer. It’s not that the jokes aren’t funny—some of them were super funny, although last night’s series premiere was definitely hit and miss. It’s more that this whole concept is just wrong for the freaking Muppets. And then there’s Miss Piggy. Sigh. »9/23/15 5:59pm9/23/15 5:59pm

What's With the Gorilla, Masters of Sex?

After a decade of working on their own–as a team, but without a lot of input from other scientists–Masters and Johnson’s research is starting to have growing pains. The problem? They may be the experts on human sexual response, but that doesn’t make them experts in anything else. And if you want to expand a study in… »8/24/15 3:20pm8/24/15 3:20pm

If You Like Intense Techno-Thrillers, You Need to Be Watching Mr. Robot

Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of Fight Club with the subversive hacker heroism of The Matrix. Add some great acting, and a fascinating conspiracy that’s unfolding in the hazy realm between our dystopian nightmares and hard reality. That’s Mr. Robot, which debuted last night on USA. »6/25/15 7:30pm6/25/15 7:30pm