As the sun streams into an upper-class English drawing room, Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) — flame-haired, corseted, regal — stands up from her morning tea and hurls a plate at her husband, Christopher (Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch). She misses. He doesn't even flinch.
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Tietjens. The deliciously snobby (and terribly unfaithful) socialite and her unfailingly decent husband are two sides of the love triangle in Parade's End, HBO's five-part miniseries about longing and lies in World War I-era Britain. The third is angelic Valentine (Adelaide Clemens), an idealistic suffragette and Christopher's soul mate. She's everything Sylvia's not: sensitive, faithful — and a virgin. "Valentine is this kernel of truth and innocence," Cumberbatch says. "She's incredibly sharp and...
The first teaser for Star Trek Into Darkness is here and the title isn't kidding — this thing is dark! The one-minute spot gives us our first glimpse of Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch as Kirk's mysterious new nemesis, and he does not sound like somebody you want to mess with.
Good things come to those who wait?
BBC has pushed back the production of Sherlock three months, which means fans of the series on this side of the pond may have to wait until 2014 for the third season, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Production was moved from January to March to accommodate the busy schedules of...
Star Trek fans will be able to get a sneak peek of Star Trek Into Darkness, the highly-anticipated second installment from J.J. Abrams — but they'll have to go see The Hobbit in order to do so.
The first nine minutes of Abrams' new Star Trek film, a follow-up to his 2009 feature, will be shown before select IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in about 500 theaters beginning on Dec. 14, The Los Angeles Times reports.
On a night that's hardly starved for appealing programming, two of the season's most enjoyable and intriguing pilots make their bow.
First, the underdog: ABC's Last Resort (8/7c), an electrifying military-gone-amok thriller that bridges the macho hardware of Tom Clancy with the suspense of paranoid Cold War classics from the '60s like Fail Safe and Seven Days in May. (Look them up if you've never seen them.) This series is like nothing else on network TV, which is why one's first impulse is to pray for its survival. It's also airing in what has become one of ABC's more treacherous time periods, and beyond the fact that there are very attractive people in the cast (starting with Felicity alum Scott Speedman) and the story is heavily serialized, it has nearly nothing in common tonally with the night's sudsy anchor, Grey's Anatomy.