Television

CBS’ Legal Drama ‘All Rise’ Tackles Coronavirus As A Story Line

By Eric Deggans If the pandemic shuts down TV production for many months, can the industry still crank

From ‘Parks And Recreation,’ A Brief But Delightful Return To Pawnee

By Linda Holmes It’s been five years since Parks and Recreation ended its run, after a final season that jumped forward into the future — specifically, to 2017. We haven’t got the nifty transparent touchscreens their 2017 showed. Instead, we have a pandemic, and we have social distancing, and we are doing without many of our comforts,

Inventive New Comedy ‘Upload’ Explores (Virtual) Life After Death

By David Bianculli We hardly get to know the lead character of new sci-fi comedy Upload — and the world

‘Hollywood’ Serves Up A Progressive Alt-History Parable, Thinly Sliced

By Glen Weldon “My time in Washington,” Eleanor Roosevelt (Harriet Sansom Harris) says at one point in the

‘Mrs. America’: A Star-Studded Cast Puts The ERA In The Spotlight

By Linda Holmes “With everything else going on in the world, now I gotta spend almost nine hours of my life thinking about Phyllis Schlafly?” It only seems honest to admit to this reaction to the approach of Mrs. America, a nine-part miniseries created by Dahvi Waller. It was made under the FX Networks umbrella, but

Who’d Have Thought We’d Be Watching The ‘Homeland’ Finale To ‘De-Stress’?

By Mary Louise Kelly For eight seasons, Homeland has closely tracked real-life events and anxieties. Claire Danes played CIA officer Carrie Mathison — chasing down traitors and terrorists, al-Qaida plots and Russian bad guys. Showrunner Alex Gansa says the show has held a “funhouse mirror” to events in Washington and overseas. But now, the show drops its

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Finds Families Ready To Collide

by Linda Holmes The great frustration of Little Fires Everywhere, the Hulu adaptation of Celeste Ng’s popular novel, is