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HBO’s Big Comedy Hope: ‘Hung’

With the economy tanking and pink slips becoming an ubiquitous confetti in cities across America, it’s no surprise that many creators are mining the potential death of the American dream for dramatic potential. Throughout his career, writer/executive producer Dmitry Lipkin…

‘Nurse Jackie’: It’s Nearly Perfect

I think I’m in love. Back in early May, I had reviewed the first two episodes of Showtime’s addictive dark comedy series “Nurse Jackie,” starring Edie Falco, and waxed ecstatic about the brilliance and humanity of the series’ opening installments….

Extreme Social Climbing: An Advance Review of USA’s ‘Royal Pains’

I’ll admit that I was a bit wary of USA’s new summer series, Royal Pains, prior to watching the 90-minute pilot episode.   After all, Royal Pains‘ cutesy title, oddball casting, and fluffy subject matter could have made this either…

Brit Sci-Fi Roundup: Latest on ‘Who,’ ‘Torchwood’

The TARDIS is about to get another traveler. 21-year-old unknown Karen Gillan has been cast in season five of “Doctor Who,” where she will star alongside incoming series lead Matt Smith, who replaces David Tennant as the Doctor when Tennant…

Taking a Chance on Fox’s ‘Human Target’

I really wanted to like FOX’s new procedural drama Human Target, which launches on the network next year, but found myself wondering about what the series could have been rather than what it actually is. Based on a DC comic…